Class Actions

Class action lawsuits include a group of people (class) in similar circumstances that bring suit against party.  In most cases, class actions involve consumers suing a large business.  For instance, legal action involving the suing of manufacturer’s of dangerous medical products often become class action suits.  Because there are so many plaintiffs, combining the suits into a class action suit saves time and strain on the legal system, and makes justice easier for everyone involved.

Class action attorneys play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of cases throughout New Jersey and elsewhere.  In a class action suit, plaintiffs have suffered similar harm.  Streamlining the process allows judges and juries to make a decision about liability based on all of the evidence, as opposed to on a case by case basis.

If you have experienced injury or wrong-doing and you believe you are not alone, a class action lawsuit might be the right option for you.  Law firms consider several factors before determining if class action is appropriate, including;

  • Number of people affected by the illegal practice
  • Common legal issues of those affected
  • Similar claims among those in the class action
  • Is the firm willing and able to represent the interests of the entire class?

G. Martin Meyers is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney who can help you fight for what is rightfully yours in a class action lawsuit. Call him today at 973-298-0635 for a consultation on how he can help your case.

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