Ahdoot & Wolfson, P.C. is one of the most experienced law firms in the country in representing consumers in class action lawsuits against businesses and corporations. Class actions are lawsuits in which an individual, or a group of individuals, sues a business on behalf of all individuals who have similar claims against the business. By allowing numerous claims to be brought in one lawsuit, class actions provide redress for harms that might be too small to address through individual lawsuits. The firm typically represents consumers in class actions against corporations that have engaged in fraud or produced defective and dangerous products.
The Benefits of a Class Action
In a class-action lawsuit, one or more individual plaintiffs act as class representatives on behalf of a larger group or “class” of individuals who share similar claims with the class representatives. Class actions allow numerous individuals, often with small monetary claims against the defendant, to combine their claims into one lawsuit. Class actions provide an economically viable avenue for individuals to pursue claims as a group against a larger corporate defendant, streamlining all their legal claims in one court, brought before a single judge.
Class Action Procedure
The procedure for pursuing a class action is somewhat more complex than a typical lawsuit. First, the attorneys must file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of one or more plaintiffs. Second, the attorneys must move to certify the case as a class action based on certain criteria, including whether the plaintiffs, or class representatives, are well-suited to represent the class, and whether common questions of law and fact are predominant among all class members. If these criteria are met, the court will certify the class. After certification, the class attorneys must provide notice to the entire class of the pending case and the class certification, and indicate that the class members have the right to “opt-out,” or exclude themselves from the class action. If a class member opts out, he or she will not be bound by the results of the litigation. Class members receive the benefits of settlement and are typically bound by any judgment.
Seek Experienced Class Action Representation
Ahdoot & Wolfson, P.C. has acted as lead national class counsel in class actions that have yielded over a billion dollars in direct benefit to class members. For over two decades, Ahdoot & Wolfson, P.C., has been a preeminent class action litigation firm in the United States and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top plaintiff law firms in North America. Our experienced attorneys provide a level and quality of class action representation essential to succeed in this complex area of legal practice. If you have a potential class action claim and need a law firm with exceptional class action experience, contact Ahdoot & Wolfson today for a free initial consultation. We routinely serve as class counsel on a contingency basis, with no costs or attorney’s fees to the client until recovery.