Class Action


Class action lawsuits are designed to advance several important public policy goals. A class action is often the sole means of enabling persons, even those with serious injuries, to remedy injustices committed by powerful, multi-million dollar corporations and institutions. As stated by former United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, "The class action is one of the few legal remedies the small claimant has against those who command the status quo."

 

In other situations, each person within a large group may have suffered only limited damages and the cost of individual lawsuits would be far greater than the value of each claim. The total damages, however, to the class could be quite large. The wrongdoer would have the incentive to continue its fraudulent conduct but for a class action.

 

"In the age of mass production and mass marketing, class actions are necessary to allow individuals to take on multi-national corporations, where expenses of litigating would be otherwise prohibitive. The class becomes a de facto corporation for the purposes of suit, allowing individuals to band together and be equally matched against corporate defendants," Lieff Cabraser partner and class action attorney Michael Kennedy has observed.

 

Finally, where the defendant has engaged in a pattern of wrongdoing, a class action can provide an effective remedy for the group without incurring the costs of thousands of separate lawsuits and risking inconsistent decisions by the courts.


Our Mission

Our mission is to achieve superior results for our clients. Frank J. Bukhart Associates is a leading Am Law 100 and Global 100 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. We work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Delaware,Helping our clients navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

FAQ

  • What is Class Action ?

    A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

  • Where Class Action Originated ?

    The class action originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, but Canada, as well as several European countries with civil law have made changes in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.

  • What is Litigation ?

    Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings initiated between two opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right.

  • What is Lawsuit?

    A lawsuit involves a plaintiff filing a formal Complaint with the appropriate court.

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Class Action

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Real Estate

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Security

Our attorneys excel at defending against securities class action suits, shareholder derivative claims, mutual fund litigation, and merger and acquisition litigation.

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