In the news, we hear about class action cases and the large settlements and verdicts that can result. What, exactly, is a class action, and why can the verdicts and settlements be so large? As San Diego based employment attorney Ward Heinrichs explains, class action is a procedure that allows one or more plaintiffs to bring an action on behalf of a larger group that has claims similar to those of the plaintiffs named on the lawsuit complaint. Even when the claims of the Named Plaintiffs are relatively small, if the group represented by the plaintiffs is large enough, the total damages can be very large after all the similar claims and damages are added together.
See Ward's blog about Class Action Law.
This episode of Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Aug. 16, 2017.