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Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit is one where a lawyer  brings a civil suit that claims to represent a class of people against a defendant or defendants.  For the suit to be a class action, the court must agree to class action status or it may decide to combine several individual lawsuits into a single class action.  Commonly, this type of lawsuit is used when a product being sold by a company is found to have harmed a large number of individuals and it is not practical to bring hundreds or thousands of small suits.  Lawyers love to find a cause to bring a class action lawsuit on behalf of a large group of claimants because often the legal fees alone can run into the millions of dollars.

When a class action lawsuit is brought, generally the names and addresses of all the possible claimants are requested from company sales records, newspaper advertisements and other sources.  If a claimant agrees to be part of the class action (usually at no cost to the claimant) and accepts the eventual settlement, that person will have no further claim against the defendant.  The claimant, in most cases, may also refuse to join the class action suit and bring an individual suit of his or her own.

An example of a typical class action suit was one brought by lawyers representing businesses and consumers against Microsoft California in 2004.  The suit was over violations of California anti-trust laws concerning Microsoft software.  Microsoft agreed to settle the case for $1.1 Billion in vouchers for common Microsoft software to be sent to the class action members.  The vouchers were for a $5.00 to $26.00 credit per software package with two thirds of unclaimed vouchers going to California schools.  The lawyers asked the court for an award of $275 Million to cover fees and expenses.

Most class action lawsuits provide for a small dollar amount to be recovered by a large class of claimants.  If the number of claimants is very large, the legal costs involved with a class action lawsuit can be huge.


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