A class-action lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought by at least one person to represent hundreds or thousands of other plaintiffs who all have a similar case against a common defendant. Class action lawsuits could be brought against the manufacturer of a defective product, an employer who exploits their workers, or factory owners who polluted large swaths of land or rivers. Keep reading to learn more about the most common types of class action lawsuits and what the legal process looks like.
In each of the examples listed below, filing a class action suit along with a number of other plaintiffs can strengthen your case even more and may lead to real change on the part of the defendant. Filing a civil lawsuit as an individual will likely lead to a quiet settlement out of court, but a class action lawsuit may attract more attention to the issue and force the defending institution to make changes on the systemic level.
If you are thinking about filing a class action lawsuit, the New York class action lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP are ready to assist you. Our attorneys have years of experience handling class action lawsuits, especially employment-related and environment-related cases. Call our office at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your legal options today.
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