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Class action litigation may be necessary when hundreds suffer

When many people are negatively affected by the same event or issue, there may be a collective need to seek justice. In such cases, it is not unusual for class action litigation to take place if numerous people have suffered due to the negligence or other actions of a person or entity. When successful, litigation can help these parties receive recompense for allowable damages.

What Does It Take to Start a Class Action Lawsuit in Florida?

If you have been harmed or treated unfairly at the hands of a major corporation, there are potentially a number of different options available for asserting your legal rights. If you believe that others have experienced similar harm or mistreatment, one of these options may be to initiate a class action lawsuit.

Types of Actions Typically Addressed by Class Action Lawsuits

The phrase "class action" is often used in conjunction with litigation involving large corporations or personal injuries caused by consumer goods. But, what exactly is a class action - legally speaking? The term is derived from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - which are closely mirrored by Florida's civil procedure code - and refers to a civil lawsuit involving multiple plaintiffs with similar injuries caused by a common defendant.

Top 10 Class Actions on Florida Dockets

A class action is a type of civil lawsuit wherein a number of plaintiffs (typically in the thousands) join their claims together into one single lawsuit, headed by one or several class representatives. There are a number of advantages to a class action, most notably the convenience factor for those seeking redress following catastrophic injuries. Class actions often involve consumer goods, medical products and devices or consumer fraud claims, which makes it nearly impossible for the defendant manufacturer to engage in litigation with each individual claimant. As such, class actions are available to plaintiffs suffering similar injuries, caused by a common defendant, seeking similar damages.


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