A Class Action Lawsuit is a lawsuit that
allows a large group of people with a common interest in a matter to join
together to sue as one. In such a
lawsuit, there are questions of law or fact common to the entire group, or
class, which predominate over questions peculiar to each individual plaintiff.
Thus, the plaintiffs are a group of people who have all suffered the same type
of injury caused by the same defendant. If the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit succeed,
they usually are awarded damages similar to those awarded in regular personal
injury lawsuits. The court
may also award punitive damages if it finds the defendants’ acts were
particularly harmful to the health or safety of the plaintiffs. The most common class action cases that
we fund are unpaid wages cases, including those pertaining to overtime.
Individual members of a class action lawsuit may be eligible to receive an advance legal funding against their share of the future awarded damages.