Have you ever received letters where a company revealed that they were a data breach victim? Because of that data breach, your personal information could have been exposed. This is an example of a class action lawsuit. When a large corporation has committed a wrongful action that impacts hundreds of people, those people have the chance to get the compensation that they deserve. If you have been the victim of a company’s negligence, reach out to the Oakland class action lawyers at Olivier & Schreiber LLP.
Class action lawsuits help multiple plaintiffs receive the compensation that they deserve. They cut down on legal costs for all plaintiffs. You and the other plaintiffs have the chance to be represented on a contingency fee basis. You will not have to pay any hourly fees, and the lawyer’s fees will be paid through an agreed-upon portion of the settlement. They also cut down on time. Instead of scheduling hundreds of lawsuits against the same defendant, suing as a class allows everyone to seek compensation simultaneously. Every plaintiff also gets the chance to receive a fair settlement. Because the same judge decides on the same case, each plaintiff has the opportunity to be rewarded the same. In separate cases, plaintiffs would be judged differently and receive different outcomes.
Even though most people have heard of a class action lawsuit, they rarely know how to file one.
Filing starts with a meeting with a class action lawyer. During the consultation, your lawyer will assess your case and explain your legal options.
Your lawyer will investigate who else has filed a lawsuit against the same defendant, similar cases, the statute of limitations, and other parties who have been harmed.
Once it’s decided that a class action lawsuit should be filed, the class action lawyer will draft the complaint. The complaint will list the basic facts of the case, the damages, and why the case should be pursued as a class action.
After the proposed claim, the judge must approve the official class certification.
If the facts of the cases are too different or there are few cases, the judge will not approve a class action.
Many illegal actions require class action lawsuits. Some of these cases include:
You are not alone if a company has been reckless with your personal information. At Olivier & Schreiber LLP, our class action lawyers are dedicated to assisting those affected by a company’s illegal actions. We know how difficult it is to be impacted by data breaches, defective products, and deceptive practices.
We are honored to be recommended by our colleagues and work hard to maintain excellent relationships with our clients. To speak with a skilled Oakland class action lawyer, send a message using our contact form to schedule your free consultation.
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