Ahdoot & Wolfson is one of the most productive and respected class actions firms in the United States. We have litigated class action cases in a wide variety of practice areas (see below) and a substantial portion of the money recovered by Ahdoot & Wolfson is distributed to local and national charitable organizations.
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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 that choose to remain in the class action typically will be bound by any judgment or settlement.
Many class actions reach settlement prior to trial. In the event a settlement is reached, the parties must present the settlement to the court for approval. After approval, the class attorneys must notify the class members of the settlement and inform them how to submit their claims. In the event the class action goes to trial and a judgment is obtained in favor of the class, the court will likewise require notification to class members regarding their claims. After the case is resolved, the class attorneys will seek court approval for the defendants to pay attorney’s fees and costs.
Seek Experienced Class Action Representation
Ahdoot & Wolfson has a track record of success specific to class action litigation. 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.