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.
Jefferson County Lawyer Referral Service - The Jefferson County Bar Association in Beaumont, Texas, established a Lawyer Referral Service. The non-profit service helps the public find a qualified attorney throughout Jefferson County, TX. The referral requires a $20.00 consultation fee which entitles the person to a 30 minute consultation with a qualified attorney at no additional charge.