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The Different Types of Class Action Lawsuits

15 November 2019

Class Action Lawsuits 

What is a class action lawsuit? A class action lawsuit is filed against a defendant by a plaintiff. It is filed on behalf of a group of people who have been exploited in a similar way. Filing as a group is more cost-effective and productive compared to filing as an individual. A group typically makes up about 30 or more people. Class action lawsuits tend to be very time-consuming. Many people who pursue class action lawsuits are looking for compensation and change. There are different types of class action lawsuits. These include civil rights, environment, product defects, and employment. Learn about class action lawsuits with Davis Law Group. 

Civil Rights

Civil Rights lawsuits are filed when people’s civil rights are infringed upon. Civil rights protect individuals from unfair treatment based on things like their gender, race, religion, disability, age, etc. Many lawsuits are filed against large entities because of discrimintation issues with employment, housing, insurance, and credit. 

Environment 

When pollution and contamination affect a large group of individuals, environmental class action lawsuits come into play. The hazard has to be identified and the community of people have to have suffered in a similar way. From there, it has to be determined who is liable for the damage. Attorneys work with both scientists and tech professionals in these cases. 

Product Defects 

Defective products often result in product defect class action lawsuits. A product is defective when it does not do what it is intended to do. Sometimes they can cause major harm to people. Compensation can be sought after if a person is injured or experiences side effects from a product. If a lawsuit is won, the individual will receive compensation and the product will most likely be recalled so that other people can be safe from its harm. 

Employment 

Employment class action lawsuits are filed when employees and the business are affected by an employer’s violations. Many of these lawsuits are due to violations of labor law, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage laws, and working condition safety. 

Contact the Lawyers at Davis Law Group for Help With Class Action Lawsuits 

Your story matters. If you believe you have reason to file a lawsuit, we encourage you to reach out to our experienced team. It is important to hold larger corporations accountable for the damage they have caused and achieve justice where it is warranted. The lawyers at Davis Law Group will help you every step of the way and try to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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