Banding Together To Take On Corporations
The old phrase is accurate: There is strength in numbers. When multiple plaintiffs band together in a class action lawsuit, the chance of recovering compensation and holding a corporation accountable for its wrongdoing can be even greater. To do this, though, you will need the help of knowledgeable attorneys.
At Britton Law, our team assists individuals in filing class action suits against some of the nation’s most powerful companies. Based in Fayetteville, our lawyers represent a range of people, from consumers to investors to tenants. We have a record of achieving positive outcomes for our clients, from high settlements to awards.
How Long Do Class Action Lawsuits Take?
The length of a class action lawsuit depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. Some can be resolved in a few months, but most take a lot longer. A class action could take two to three years to complete. Because there is a lot at stake for a company faced with a class action lawsuit, there is also a chance that the company will try to appeal a court ruling in a class action lawsuit.
What Are The Grounds For Filing A Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is one in which multiple people pursue a legal claim together because they all suffered similar damages or injuries from the same wrongdoer. There must be enough people with similar injuries in order for the court to allow a class action to go forward. In general, there must usually be at least 40 people with similar injuries in order to qualify as a class.
What Happens In A Class Action Lawsuit, And How Are Damages Divided?
In general, pursuing litigation as a group is more efficient and can be more effective than if every plaintiff were to file their own lawsuit. One plaintiff will serve as the leader for the rest of the group. In the end, if the class action lawsuit is successful, then all the plaintiffs will be eligible to receive damages and compensation for their injuries. How the compensation ultimately gets divided will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. Usually, the lead plaintiff will collect their percentage first. If the law firm was hired on a contingency fee basis, the lawyer will also receive a percentage from the settlement or verdict award.
We Are Dedicated To North Carolina Consumers
Our commitment to you is more than just a legal one. Advocating for the rights of consumers is our lawyers’ passion. For instance, attorney Edward Maginnis has served as the chair of the Consumer Division for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. As reported by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, he also had the highest class action settlement in North Carolina in 2020. Our attorneys take pride in protecting regular people from predatory and unlawful business practices.
A Track Record Of Success
In 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed by attorney Maginnis with his co-counsel on behalf of the tenants of a property management company called Southwood Realty Company who were unlawfully assessed eviction fees. The court approved a settlement that totaled more than $7 million. In a class action lawsuit against Camden Property Trust, attorney Maginnis, along with his co-counsel, reached a settlement of $5 million for eviction fees. In another class action lawsuit for eviction fees against Bell Partners, LSREF3 Bravo LLC and Hudson Capital Weston LLC, attorney Maginnis and his co-counsel reached a settlement of $4.75 million in the federal court action. In a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, attorney Maginnis and his co-counsel reached a $1.2 million settlement when the class action uncovered 12,000 potential victims of unlawful debt collection after Chapter 7 bankruptcies.
Legal Services That You Can Afford
In class action lawsuits, plaintiffs typically do not need to pay for representation. Our team works to have the defendant pay your legal costs. This allows our lawyers to work on a contingency fee basis so that they do not charge you anything up front. You will not owe us a cent unless our attorneys recover compensation for your damages.
Join Us – Speak With A Lawyer Today
You do not need to take on a powerful business entity on your own. Our experienced attorneys are here for you. Reach out to our team to schedule a complimentary consultation about a class action lawsuit. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 910-401-3356 or toll-free at 888-811-9738. You can also use our online contact form.