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.
Lawyer Referral Service in Monroe County, NY - The Monroe County Bar Association in Rochester, NY, established a Lawyer Referral Service. The LRS provides the public with an online referral to a local attorney experienced in a particular practice area of the law. To receive the referral, simply fill out the online form and choose the appropriate subject matter category. For most practice areas, you must pay a $40.00 referral fee. You can then schedule a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney at no additional charge.