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How Does a Class Action Lawsuit Work?

Feb 24, 2020
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
COBRA Notice Class Action Lawsuit

If you are considering getting in touch with class action lawyers regarding anything from questionable bank overdraft fees to spam text messages, you may be wondering how a class action lawsuit actually works. Here are the facts that you need to know. 

What Are Class Action Lawsuits?

Class action lawsuits are comprised of individuals who are all filing a similar claim or who have suffered similar unfair consequences at the hands of a third party. They are formed when there are too many people to go ahead and file a separate lawsuit for each. Usually, a class action lawsuit consists of 50 individuals or more.  

How Do They Work?

In order to become a class action lawsuit, class action attorneys need to satisfy a host of criteria. If this is achieved, then the various members of the lawsuit will be notified. In most instances, those involved in the class action lawsuit will not take place in the proceedings directly unless, of course, they have valuable evidence to present to the court. A Lead Plaintiff is often selected instead – this being one of the individuals who initially complained about the issue and who represents the majority of the other complainants. The Lead Plaintiff is the person who consults directly with the class action lawyers in an effort to plan a strategy for the case. The Lead Plaintiff will also be involved in the process of deciding whether to accept or reject a settlement offer. The other individuals involved will usually not have a say when it comes to any decisions relating to a settlement.

If and when a settlement is reached, the court will be responsible for deciding how the stipulated amount will be divided among the members of the class action lawsuit. Depending on his or her overall involvement in the case and court proceedings, the Lead Plaintiff will often receive a larger sum. 

How to Find Class Action Lawyers

Here at Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we are class action lawyers who specialize in a host of class action lawsuits. Currently, we offer individuals the opportunity to join the:

  • Bank Overdraft Fee Class Action Lawsuit
  • CBD Oil Class Action Lawsuit 
  • Defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Lawsuit 
  • Deficient COBRA Notice Class Action Lawsuit
  • FACTA Credit Cards Lawsuit 
  • False Labeled CBD Products Lawsuit 
  • Florida Misleading Spam Email Class Action Lawsuit
  • Mortgage Payment Fee Lawsuit
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  • Spam Text Message Lawsuit 
  • Total Loss Car Accident Class Action Lawsuit
  • Electric Scooter Accident Lawsuit
  • Non-sufficient Funds (NSF) Bank Overdraft Fees Lawsuit 
  • Ringless Voicemail Lawsuit 
  • Walgreens Multivitamin Children’s Gummies Class Action Lawsuit 
  • Bring Your Own Device To Work Reimbursement Lawsuit

We boast specialist PIP lawyers, TCPA lawyers, and more. Contact us today for more information. 

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