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 Richmond County, NY - The Richmond County Bar Association in Staten Island has established a Lawyer Referral Service. Use the RCBA website to connect with an attorney qualified to handle your particular type of case. You can also call the service for a referral to an attorney in Staten Island or the surrounding areas in Richmond County, N.Y. The Lawyer Referral Service has hundreds of attorneys experienced in one of more of the 35 different legal practice areas.