When a group of people suffers common harm, they may join together to bring forth a class action suit. With offices in Red Bank, NJ, Marlton, NJ, and Newark, NJ, our experienced class action lawyers can represent you. Please contact us today to get started.
What is a Class Action?
As explained by the Legal Information Institute (LII) of Cornell University Law School, a class action refers to a procedural device that allows one or more plaintiffs to bring forth a lawsuit against a defendant on the behalf of a larger group, known as the class. When a settlement is reached or a judgment entered, any compensation received will be distributed to the class as well as to the class representatives.
Common Types of Class Actions
A class action could involve a group of employees whose rights under federal or state wage laws have been violated, individuals who have suffered harm due to a company’s negligence or recklessness, or even investors. Common types of class actions include wage & hour violations, independent contractor misclassification cases, breaches of employee privacy, consumer product liability cases, toxic tort claims, civil rights claims, and securities litigation.
Benefits of Class Actions
When multiple people have suffered a common wrong, pursuing a class action claim can be advantageous. One major benefit of a class action is that it is efficient — rather than multiple claimants (sometimes hundreds or thousands) bringing forth individual claims, the claims can be consolidated into a single suit. Another benefit of a class action is the private right of enforcement, meaning that class actions are one way to ensure that employers and companies follow the laws on the books.
Joining a Class Action
If you think that you may have a class action case and you have not been contacted by an attorney, you should reach out to an attorney to request a free consultation. Your attorney can provide you with advice and guidance regarding the best avenue for recovering compensation for harm and damages you have suffered for you and the potential class.
Call Our New Jersey Class Action Attorneys Today
To learn more about class action in New Jersey and what your rights are related to a class action, please contact our New Jersey-based law firm directly today or send us a message telling us more about your case. We offer free consultations.