Class Action FAQs

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues.  Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action.  The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Who brings a class action forward?

A statement of claim is issued on behalf of a “representative plaintiff”. The representative plaintiff’s role is to work with class counsel to bring the action forward and to represent the class members in court.

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

No. Class action lawyers are paid on a contingency basis.  This means that class counsel are only paid if successful.  Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award.  Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

If you have a question, please complete the form below or contact us.

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