Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits are often the only economically practical way for people to recover damages in today’s society. Big businesses can violate legal rights of large numbers of people, causing untold collective damages, but small damages to each single individual. Without class actions, the individuals could not possibly afford the expense of litigating their rights, no matter how wrong the violation of rights might have been.
Class actions or group litigation has its roots in England long before the discovery of the New World. Entire villages, towns, or labor groups would band together to assert their rights in medieval England when no single individual could afford the fight alone. While much has changed over the centuries, there is one constant. Group litigation is often the only way individuals can assert their legal rights against big powerful interests.
Whether you have been harmed by a dangerous drug, a defective tire, or a reckless brokerage firm or financial consultant, class action litigation may be your best remedy. If you have questions about a potential class action, call CGWC for a free consultation.