CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
Montgomery Ponder Lawyers Have Established a Record of Successful Result for Clients in Class Actions
Our attorneys work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Throughout discovery, class certification and trial, our strategic thinking and experience deliver exceptional results. Every class action is unique and requires a custom approach. We analyze the risks and possible outcomes and provide practical advice to meet our clients’ goals and objectives.
What is a class action lawsuit? A class action is a procedural device that allows one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or "class". Put simply, the device allows courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if each class member (individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the defendant) were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff.
Should I be a class representative? The class action is used generally when a number of people have suffered the same or similar injuries. Often many of the individuals' injuries were relatively minor, such that they might not pursue legal redress on their own. Together, however, the value of the claims of the class add up, and suing as a class means consolidating the attorneys, defendant, evidence, witnesses, and most other aspects of the litigation. If the number of people affected by the product or conduct is high, it becomes impractical or even impossible for them to file individual lawsuits. When a class action is permitted, the group files the lawsuit with a representative plaintiff -- called a "named plaintiff" or "lead plaintiff" -- at the forefront.
If you believe you were injured or damaged and that a class action would be an effective tool against the wrongdoer, please contact us as soon as possible. If you feel you have a claim, our attorneys would like to talk to you. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.