Class Actions remain an important legal vehicle for correcting certain wrongs.
They are most useful when a large number of people experience the same or similar wrong. Under these circumstances, it can be most efficient and cost effective for the parties and the Court to address claims in the context of a class action.
Generally, one or more members of a class may sue as representative parties on behalf of all if:
the class is so numerous that joining all members is “impracticable”;
there are questions of law or fact common to the class;
the claims of the representative parties are typical of the claims of the class; and
the representative parties and their counsel will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.
An action may be maintainable as a class action if the prerequisites above are satisfied and the court finds that the questions of law or fact common to the members of the class predominate over any questions affecting only individual members, and that a class action is superior to other available methods for the fair and efficient adjudication of the controversy.
If you have a valid legal claim but cannot get a lawyer interested in pursuing it individually because of the cost or complexity of the legal process, you may benefit by a class action.
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Our clients were the first known successful nursing home class action representatives seeking repayment of money the nursing home facility received based upon a written contract with each resident. It was alleged that the nursing home breached its obligations under the contract which the nursing facility drafted. A class settlement in the sum of $18,900,000 was approved by the Court.
A class action does not mean that class members will receive small sums.