A class action lawsuit seeks to join a large number of people together who have been suffered a similar loss. There is a large variety of claims that may be filed as a class action. The following types of cases are common types of class action cases.
- Defective products
- Breach of warranty claims
- Consumer fraud claims
- Breach of insurance agreements
- Privacy violations arising out of data breaches
- Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
- Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
- Consumer fraud
- Financial fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Conduct that is considered an unfair or deceptive trade practice under applicable state law
- False advertising
One advantage of a class action lawsuit is that it aggregates claims that may be too small to be brought by a single claimant. In a class action, the entire class shares in the cost of the action. Also, the attorney fee for the plaintiff class’s counsel is paid on a contingency basis. Therefore, there is no advance fee that the class members have to pay in order to bring their claims.
In Georgia, a class action may be filed in state court or in federal court. If you have questions about a class action, please call The Parrish Law Firm at 404-891-0141.