What is a Class Action?
Cases also ideal to proceed as a class action are claims which amount to being monetarily too small or not economical for a person to individually retain an attorney to pursue. One such example is an overcharge at a residential closing by the realtor agency for $100.
When a class action settles, the judge presiding over the case must approve the fairness and propriety of the settlement. Potential class members usually have the option of, after receiving notice, excluding themselves from a class or class settlement, and pursuing the case on their own. The class procedure also allows individuals and small businesses to collectively prosecute meritorious cases that would have been too expensive and insufficient to litigate individually.
What kinds of cases are litigated as class actions?
If I choose to be involved in a class action, is there risk or expense for me?
Moreover, the only cost to you will be drawn from any settlement or judgment upon successful resolution of the matter. In class actions, DeNittis Osefchen works on a contingency fee basis and is paid upon a successful resolution of the matter as awarded by the court. Our firm pays all expenses and costs in prosecuting class cases and, if successful, seeks reimbursement of those costs and expenses from the wrong doer or from a common fund of money, if obtained.