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Class Action Lawsuit Definition

How Class Actions Lawsuits Work

Members within a class action lawsuit are represented by a “lead” plaintiff. A lead plaintiff is someone that has suffered an injury.  The allegations made by a lead plaintiff must also align with the same allegations made by other members of the class action lawsuit. 

Once a class action lawsuit is certified by a Judge. The lead plaintiff has to show that they and the other plaintiffs have a true and valid claim to present against the defendant. The lead plaintiff also has to show that a lawsuit represents all the members of the group and not only the lead plaintiff.  Legal representation is needed for accurate documentation, and Southern Med Law knows the process and has been involved in numerous class action litigations. Our attorneys are here to evaluate your potential claims and work to ensure that all the necessary information is presented to the courts in an appropriate manner. 

If you think you may have a case that is part of an ongoing class action lawsuit or you believe you may potentially be a lead plaintiff, please feel free to contact Southern Med Law directly so one of our experienced attorneys can speak with you and discuss your options. 

As always there is no fee or charge for an initial consultation and interview. 

A class action is a lawsuit brought by a group of named individuals on behalf of a large group of people who have all suffered a similar injury. By grouping together multiple injured, defrauded, or otherwise harmed individuals we can litigate similar injustices against large corporations with improved efficiency and lowered costs due to the strength of the group. This helps victims win compensation in a timelier manner and large groups of individuals to recover money on claims that would otherwise be cost prohibitive on an individual basis.

We have extensive experience participating and working within the leadership and executive committees in both statewide and nationwide class actions, state consolidated litigation, and federal multi district litigation. Our attorneys establish personal relationships with our clients yet also have access to the same resources used by much larger firms.  This allows us to pursue nationwide and out-of-state litigation on behalf of our clients while staying true to our grassroots nature.

As always, we offer free consultations. To learn more about your options, contact Southern Institute for Medical and Legal Affairs today at (205) 547-5525 or fill out our free initial consultation form.

Class Action Lawsuits Examples

  • Allstate Retirees
  • Case Cotton Pickers
  • DraftKings and Fan Duel Illegal Gambling
  • JUUL Vape Devices
  • Macy’s Data Breach
  • 3M Military Earplugs
  • National Collegiate Student Loan Trust
  • Nissan Faulty-Transmission
  • Roundup Herbicide
  • Talcum Powder
  • USPTO Class Action
  • Virginia College

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