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.
Dallas Bar Lawyer Referral Service - The Dallas Bar Association operates a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps the public find a qualified attorney throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas in Plano County and Collins County, Texas. The Lawyer Referral Service requires a $20 consultation fee for a referral to a local attorney experienced in the needed practice area. In exchange for the $20 consultation fee you can receive a 30 minute consultation an attorney serving on the appropriate panel of the LRS.