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.
Arlington Lawyer Referral Service - The Arlington Bar Association operates a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service ("LRS"). For the last twenty years, the LRS has helped individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney in the City of Arlington, Tarrant County, and the surrounding areas of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. In 2014, the Arlington Bar Association added a Board Certified Panel to the LRS when "one is desired, normally due to perceived difficulty, importance, or complexity of the legal matter."
Tarrant County Bar Lawyer Referral Service - The Tarrant County Bar Association (TCBA) in Fort Worth, TX, sponsors a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). This community based non-profit service helps people find an attorney in Tarrant County, Johnson County, Wise County, Parker County, Denton County, and Hood County, TX.