In some cases, a corporation causes a small amount of damages to a large number of individuals. Class action lawsuits allow a large number of plaintiffs to bring an action against a corporation to collect money damages or other relief.
Class actions often occur in federal court. In a class action suit, the plaintiff or plaintiffs allege that negligence or other bad actions on the part of the defendant or defendants have hurt a large number of people, and that the plaintiffs represent that class of people.
In a class action, there might be a settlement of award and people who are members of the class can claim the award.
The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.
The CAOC serves both as a professional organization for California personal injury attorneys and other lawyers who represent plaintiffs, and as an advocacy group that opposes legislation that would limit access to the civil court system.
San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service is a community based non-profit service affiliated with the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, the Pasadena Bar Association, and the Eastern Bar Association of LA County. With offices in Covina, CA, this service has more than 100 participating attorneys serving clients in Claremont, San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley.