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Class Actions

Wage and hour litigation

Systemic violations of law at large corporations

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What is a Class Action?

A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties (typically the plaintiff) is a group of people who are represented by a member of that group. This person is known as the “class representative”.

What are the advantages of a Class Action?

There are many advantages to a class action:

  • Class actions increase the efficiency of litigation, and lower the costs of litigating and resolving the underlying cases
  • Class actions address the issue of “micro-frauds” or “micro-harms” on a widespread basis. For example, consider where a company has improperly taken $5 from a five million customers. It may not be worth it for each individual to file a lawsuit to recover his or her $5, yet the company has improperly taken $25,000,000 in aggregate!
  • Class actions can be an effective tool to change behavior of defendants, and promote “social good”.
  • Class actions increase the efficiency of litigation, and lower the costs of litigating and resolving the underlying cases
  • Class actions can promote consistency in standards for defendants
  • Could I be a class action plaintiff?

    Sure. Any individual could theoretically bring a class action and be the class representative, also called the “lead plaintiff.” Practically speaking, the lead plaintiff is most often the first person who brings retains an attorney to file a class action complaint.

    What are the requirements for a class action?

    In order to qualify as a class, the “putative class” members must satisfy two key requirements: (1) Numerosity and (2) Commonality. Numerosity, simply put, means that there are too many individuals to join as plaintiffs in one lawsuit. A class could potential be as few as 20, but usually classes number in he hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands! Commonality means that all members must share a common question of law and fact, such that by resolving that common question of law and fact, the court will have effectively resolved all the claims.

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