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At The Finley Firm, our Alabama class action attorneys and Georgia class action lawsuit lawyers have experience handling class action and multi-district litigation covering a wide range of legal issues.

Alabama Class Action Attorneys & Georgia Class Action Lawsuit Lawyers

At the Finley Firm, our Alabama class action attorneys and Georgia class action lawyers have experience handling class action and multi-district litigation covering a wide range of legal issues including:

  • Defective products

  • Fraud

  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices

  • Toxic chemicals, environmental exposures, cancer-causing exposure, and other harm, including wrongful death, permanent injury, out-of-pocket expenses, medical expenses, and property damage

How to File a Class Action Lawsuit

When a company’s wrongdoing affects a number of individuals, the law allows all those affected to join together in one lawsuit called a class action.  The class action is filed by someone who desires to represent a class of people who suffered the same or similar damages as a result of the same wrongful conduct. 

 

A class action lawsuit must explain the conduct which caused the injuries or damages, how that conduct was wrong, what damages or injuries were caused as a result, how there are a large number of people who suffered the same types of damages and injuries, and why it would make sense for the claims to be pursued as a class action.  Our Alabama class action lawyers and Georgia class action attorneys are experienced with filing class actions.  Class actions may be filed in state court or federal court, though the Federal Class Action Fairness Act sometimes applies regardless.

 

What is a class action lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a lawsuit where a class action representative seeks to hold the wrongdoer (usually a company) responsible for the damage or injury caused to him or her by the company’s conduct which also similarly impacted other individuals. 

 

The court allows the individual to pursue a remedy available to all members of a defined class of similarly situated individuals.  Any recovery or settlement must be court-approved and made available to all similarly situated class members.

 

What is the purpose of a class action lawsuit?

The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to most efficiently and fairly adjudicate claims (whether negligent or otherwise) affecting a number of individuals.

 

This prevents wasteful and duplicative discovery and other pretrial matters and also inconsistent results.  It also makes it economical for individuals whose damages may be small to unite and all receive the compensation they deserve when it would be unfeasible or uneconomical to pursue the claims individually.

 

Prior Class Action & Mass Tort Claims & Experience

The Alabama class action lawyers and Georgia class action lawyers at The Finley Firm are experienced and have handled a wide variety of class action claims in a number of different courts, such as:

  • In Re: Marriott International Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, MDL No. 2879, appointed by United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Consumer Track. 

  • In Re: Equifax, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2800, appointed by United States District Judge Thomas W. Thrash of the Northern District of Georgia as Co-Liaison Counsel representing Financial Institution Plaintiffs. 

  • In Re: The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2583, appointed by United States District Judge Thomas W. Thrash of the Northern District of Georgia to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee representing Financial Institutions. 

  • In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2197, Judge David A. Katz. In this matter, the firm served as a member of the Discovery Committee.

  • In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244, Judge Ed Kinkeade. In this matter, the firm also served as a member of the Discovery Committee.

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