A class action lawsuit allows one person or a small group of people to sue on behalf of hundreds or even thousands of different people with similar complaints. Because there is strength in numbers, a class action lawsuit is a powerful tool that individuals can use to enforce the law against large corporations and government entities.
There are several factors that law firms must consider prior to bringing a lawsuit as a class action:
- Numerosity – are there enough people affected by the illegal practice to warrant a class action
- Commonality – do the affected people share common legal or factual issues
- Typicality – are the claims of the person(s) bringing the suit typical of those of the entire class
- Adequacy of Representation – will the law firm bringing the case be willing and able to represent the interests of the entire class.
If you think that you have a potential class action claim, call us at 415-989-8000 or click here to contact us online. We have successfully handled many class actions, see drop down menu under Cases.