What is a Class Action?
A class action is where one person represents an entire class of people that have been affected in a lawsuit. By pursuing one claim instead of multiple claims, class actions can be more cost effective for the group. This promotes access to justice for all Canadians who have been a victim. The issue with a class action is that the issues have to be quite common. If the issues are too diverse, the matter often becomes a Mass Tort. If you or a loved one may be part of a class action lawsuit call us today at 1-800-567-HURT.
Class actions are settled on mass which means the settlement binds all of the members of the class. Members of the class have the option to opt out of the class and pursue their own legal action. However, if you do not opt out, you are deemed to be part of the class.
What is a Mass Tort?
A mass tort does not have one representative plaintiff, rather multiple lawsuits that are settled on an individual basis. A mass tort allows the individual to have complete control over their own case and can decide their own settlement. The common denominator is that the defendant is usually the same in all mass torts. If you or a loved one may be part of a mass tort lawsuit call us today at 1-800-567-HURT.
Current Class Action Lawsuits
Here is a list of the current class actions and mass torts being handled by diamond and diamond:
|National Health Services Ltd. and Sunniva Inc. Class Action Lawsuit||Chat Now|
|Nursing Home Negligence||Chat Now|
|Breast Implant Mass Tort||Chat Now|
|Lasik Malpractice Lawsuit||Chat Now|
|Roundup Lawsuit||Chat Now|
|TDF Drug and Truvada Lawsuit||Chat Now|
|Surgical Staplers and Staples Lawsuit||Chat Now|
|Capital One Data Breach||Chat Now|
How Is a Class Action Lawsuit Paid Out?
Class Action Lawsuit defines who is included as a plaintiff in a complaint which a pre-trial document used in filing the case. Typically, a complaint qualifies anyone who has bought or used a particular product/service within a specified period. Once a judge rules in favour of a class-action lawsuit, the defendant is required by law to create a settlement fund tasked with paying every claimant. The fund then disburses the settlement money via check to any person who comes forward with a valid claim.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Check From a Class Action Settlement?
When a defendant decides to settle a class action lawsuit out of court, it is usually to avoid the bad publicity that often surrounds drawn-out legal battles. In this scenario, claimants in the class action lawsuit start getting their checks from the settlement fund in less than 14 days. However, a court case means claimants won’t receive a settlement until the case is resolved in their favour. Consequently, you may end up waiting for months or even years before receiving a settlement check from a class action lawsuit.
What Is an Example of a Class Action Lawsuit?
Suitable examples would be cases involving Apple, Phillip Morris, BP, ENRON, WorldCom and Fen-Phen and other mega multinational companies. You should note that a Class Action Lawsuit ensures many people/organizations/companies(i.e., multiple plaintiffs) get redress in court for wrongs perpetrated by one defendant, typically an established business enterprise. Class Action categories include Drug/Supplement, Medical Device, Defective Product, Scam/Ripoff and other product/service-specific lawsuits.