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Bakersfield Class Action Attorneys

Certification as a class can enable litigation to proceed more expeditiously and cost-effectively, particularly in cases against large corporations. Because they lower the cost of legal claims, class actions may provide the only means for some plaintiffs to pursue their cases.

Class Action Lawsuits Come In Many Forms

A class action is a legal proceeding in which one or more plaintiffs bring a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, known as the class. Any proceeds from a class-action suit after legal fees, whether through a judgment or a settlement, are shared among all members of the class.

Antitrust class actions are filed against an entity that has violated antitrust laws, thereby resulting in the unlawful and collective economic loss of a group of consumers (plaintiffs).

Class actions addressing social and civil rights have played a significant role in shaping and implementing civil protections for individuals in the United States on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other marginalized identities.

Civil rights cases may also address issues such as fair conduct of police departments and have historically been instrumental in addressing issues such as racial segregation in public schools and lack of accommodations for disabled populations.

Class actions formed on account of consumer fraud concern any situation in which an individual, business, or entity has willfully deceived their consumers for monetary gain.

Data breach class actions address breach of data concerns that affect anywhere from tens to millions of people, depending on the size of the breach and the scope of the user population.

Personal and payment information are the most crucial concerns in data breaches, as this can put individuals who are affected by the breach at serious risk for identity theft and financial security issues.

Environmental issues, such as air pollution or contaminated water, are not problems that typically affect just one or two people. These issues affect groups of people—communities—and can, therefore, involve a number of potential plaintiffs in the event that these affected individuals decide to pursue legal action.