Plaintiff Class Action
What Is a Plaintiff Class Action?
A class action is a specific type of lawsuit in which a large number of individual plaintiffs file similar or common claims/complaints against the same defendant or defendants.
How Does a Plaintiff Class Action Begin, & How Does it Work?
Specifically, a class action lawsuit begins when one or more of the named plaintiffs file a motion for class certification, and a judge then determines that the plaintiff(s) filing for certification adequately represents the common interests of the entire class of individual plaintiffs.
Typically, in order to receive certification, a proposed class must satisfy the following criteria:
- There are common and clearly similar claims/complaints.
- The class is sufficiently large to render individual lawsuits impracticable.
- The interests of the entire class must be adequately protected by the attorneys designated to represent it.
The designated attorneys represent the entire class, conduct and coordinate the necessary investigations, negotiate settlements, and litigate on the class’s behalf.
Once so certified, a class action lawsuit will be litigated as a single litigation, and before the same judge. All members of the class action lawsuit are treated as unified “class” rather than as individuals.
What Are the Advantages of a Plaintiff Class Action?
In essence, class actions endow individual citizens and everyday people with the ability to take on large and wealthy corporations. They are the means by which an average David can defeat a giant Goliath.
Because class action lawsuits essentially aggregate a large number of similar claims – claims which, if brought individually, and especially against a large corporation, would be both costly in both time and expense to pursue and which, even if successful, might yield little in terms of compensation – they are an efficient and economical way for multiple plaintiffs to hold a defendant accountable, and to seek the legal redress they are due with minimum damage to themselves.
In addition, class action lawsuits relieve plaintiffs of the necessity to pay the upfront and ongoing costs normally associated with individual cases of litigation.
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Defense Class Action
As a direct result, and because of our attorneys’ specialist and extensive knowledge of consumer product marketing, science, and regulation in the fields of food, dietary supplements, and cosmetic law, we are able rapidly and accurately to assess the merits of a given class action, and to construct a strong defense against it.
At Barbat, Mansour & Tomina we are skilled at contriving and creating defenses specifically formulated for the defense of our clients against unfounded class action suits. Whether those defenses involve successfully obtaining pretrial dismissals of class action complaints with prejudice, winning summary judgments, invoking Rule 23 clauses including Rule 23(f) appeals to defeat class certification motions or decisions, or through the effective application of a Daubert motion to deny and/or exclude the plaintiff class action’s expert testimony, Barbat, Mansour & Tomina is able to secure favorable judgments and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Barbat, Mansour & Tomina PLLC
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Our boutique approach allows us the time and resources thoroughly to appreciate each client’s individual situation, objectives and risks.
Our extensive, detailed, and up to date understanding of the often convoluted and rapidly evolving legal standards applicable to class action certification and law allows us to maintain our leadership as the nation’s #1 experts in food, dietary supplements, and cosmetic law.
Our deep knowledge and experience, together with our specialist, focused, and aggressive strategies enable us to implement legally sound and scientifically accurate defense class actions.
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