Class Action Defense
Our class action defense attorneys are experienced in defending against class action lawsuits and mass tort claims including those in state and federal courts as well as multi-district litigation (MDLs).
Class Action Defense Attorneys
Our class action defense attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of class actions, including but not limited to the defense of class action lawsuits and mass tort claims in Alabama and nationwide.
Our class action defense attorneys are experienced representing clients in:
Class Action Defense
Class Action Litigation
Trusted Class Action Defense Lawyers
A class action is a representative action wherein one or more plaintiffs bring a case against a company or organization whose actions have allegedly inflicted damages or injury upon a group of people in a similar way. A single person (class representative) who has been injured may bring a class action on behalf of everyone who has been harmed. It is common, however, after the action has been commenced, for many others to join the class action lawsuit. If the case results in a successful recovery (either through settlement or trial), all class members (named plaintiffs and those similarly situated) may receive a portion of the amount paid by the wrongdoers.
Most class actions are filed for compensatory damages. Class actions may also be filed to resolve disputes over a “limited fund,” where the money available is inadequate to compensate all class members fully. Occasionally, a class action is filed to seek a declaratory judgment, where the judge makes an official statement or interpretation regarding an issue, such as whether some conduct is legal or illegal. Finally, a class action may seek injunctive relief with the court ordering the defendant to do or refrain from doing something.
If the constitutional and procedural protections required for fairness are met in the underlying action, all absent class members may be bound to the judgment or settlement of the case. However, if the action is primarily for compensatory damages, absent class members are usually entitled to notice and an opportunity to “opt-out” (exclude themselves) from the proceedings. Generally, class members do not “join” into the litigation but decide to participate by not “opting-out.” If a person opts-out, he is not bound by any judgment or settlement of the class action and may file a separate lawsuit.
Our class action defense attorneys are distinguished with a history of successfully defending class action claims either through settlements, motions, or trials. For experienced representation in a class action lawsuit, contact us today.