Few Commonly Asked Q's & A's
we provide you with a few commonly asked questions and short answers
as well as links to places where you will find more refined information
about class action lawsuits. As for learning more about the legal procedural
aspects of class action lawsuits, we recommend going to the Federal
Judicial Center website where you will find the Federal Class Action
Manual - Internet Edition.
A. The definition of a
class action lawsuit might be answered something like:
it is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more people who act as representatives
of a large number of other people that have the same or substantially
similar situation giving rise to an action at law. The people bringing
the lawsuit are said to be represenatative of the numerous other people
withwhom they must share common facts and/or common questions of law
that are dispositive of the lawsuit.
A. Monetary (i.e. money
representing damages proximately caused by the wrongful conduct complained
of); Injunctive (i.e. a court order requiring another to do or not
to do something) and/or declaratory ( a court order declaring the
existence or nonexistence of something).
from the information obtained on our website about the class action
lawsuits that we are involved in, information on specific class action
lawsuits can be found in many different places on the internet by
using a search engine (for example, google.com) with the key words
of the name of a person or entity suing or being sued combined with
the words "class action".
are also general legal research resources available on the internet
including the Library of Congress at:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/glin/worldlaw.html; Professor Smith's Guide
to Legal research at
http://www.west.net/~smith/research.htm; Marquette guide
to finding court cases at:
findlaw at: http://www.findlaw.com;
and, another tool for legal research is the Internet
Legal Resource Guide at www.ilrg.com.
those of you who are beginners, we suggest going to