Thursday 21 January 2021

What to Expect in a Class Action Lawsuit

Class action lawsuits are something that you may have heard of but never been a part of. However, if you have left an online review which catches the eye of an attorney you may find yourself being asked to be named a plaintiff in one of these cases. Should this happen, there are a few things that you can expect.

Submitting Your Story

Your part of this experience may be fairly straightforward and simple, especially if there are other named plaintiffs. Your attorney will help you to write an affidavit stating exactly what happened and how you were harmed, which you will then have notarized. You may also be deposed either in real life or on a recorded video call where you will state the same information.

Bringing in the Experts

Your attorney will not just rely on your experience, but may also call in expert witness testimony to confirm that this is a real injustice because of the research in this field. Financial documents, previous complaints, and other evidence may be entered into consideration.

Waiting for Filings

There will be many backs and forth filings, motions, and other legal technicalities as the class action lawsuit making its way through the courts. For much of this, you will have limited communication as there will be a great deal of time when nothing happens. Your attorney will be in touch as each step is completed, and with any luck, a judgment will be ruled in your favor.
It may feel overwhelming to be asked to be a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit as you usually only hear of the absolute largest cases to break through the news cycle, but there is no need to fret. Your attorney will guide you through the process and you will have very little work to do yourself.


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