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Class Action Frequently Asked Questions

What is a class action case?

Class actions are a means of leveling the playing field between large corporations or other entities on one hand and individuals or relatively small institutions or businesses on the other hand. Class actions enable small claimants to band together to fight back against large corporations in situations where the individuals by themselves may not have a sufficient stake or the financial resources to justify litigation. In a class action, one or more named plaintiffs stand up for the entire group of similarly harmed persons during the course of the litigation since all have been injured by a common act or set of actions.

How can I discuss a potential class action or a pending case with an attorney?
Can any case against a business be brought as a class action?
Why should I be involved in a class action?
How much does it cost to join a class action?
How are the attorneys paid in class action cases?
What kind of money will I receive?
What is a Lead Plaintiff?
How does a court determine who will serve as Lead Plaintiff?
I am one person with a small claim. What should I do?
Are all class members forced to participate in a class action?
What is the “class period” in a securities case?
How long does it take for a class action to be resolved?
I acquired my shares in my 401(k) or IRA account. Can I still participate?
Can I sell my stock in the company being sued and still be a class member?
I made money on some purchases during the class period, and lost money on others. Can I still participate in the lawsuit?
Do I need to prove I own or owned the stock to receive proceeds of a settlement or verdict? How do I do this?
What happens when more than one law firm filed a lawsuit against the same company for the same conduct?
What is a deposition?
How will you keep me informed during the course of the lawsuit?
If I have information relative to a pending case, what should I do?

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