Filing a Class Action Lawsuit
In an effort to protect their interests, large corporations and the very wealthiest individuals in the world have spent millions of dollars educating the American people about a so-called “Fay Service Class Action Lawsuit” against Starbucks. Why? Well, if you do not understand what a class action lawsuit is all about, it will be hard for you to understand why this suit has been brought against an iconic coffee chain that you love to eat at. But, in actuality, there are a number of things that we need to take into consideration in order to understand why this class action lawsuit against Starbucks was filed in the first place.
If you are unfamiliar with what a class action lawsuit is, you may want to think about this before continuing on with this article.
Simply put, these lawsuits are brought about by individuals who feel as though they have been wronged by some entity, whether it be a corporation or a government agency, whether it be local state, or federal. Class action lawsuits arise whenever there are a large number of plaintiffs who are similarly situated and who feel as though they have been wronged. The reason these lawsuits are called such, is that the individual plaintiffs come together in one lawsuit, or class, that seek damages for injuries, losses, or other damages. Often, these suits seek damages for various injuries that occur on the premises of the defendant.
Class action lawsuits are most often brought about when an individual feels like they have been wronged by a business entity, and that the entity has refused to correct the conduct of its employees.
Usually, these suits are filed in state court. However, if the complaint states that the defendant is a company or organization, then the complaint must also be filed in federal court as well. Failure to file the complaint within the required time period could result in the dismissal of the lawsuit.
Plaintiffs will typically file a complaint either under a private right of action or a public law claim. The claims process works like this: the plaintiff (the person bringing the lawsuit) needs to prove that they have a case; they then need to convince a jury that they have a case worthy of class certification. Once this step has been completed, the plaintiff needs to move forward with preparing their lawsuit in a way that will enable them to persuade the courts that they have a case. Plaintiffs will typically seek out legal advice from well-experienced lawyers who are well-versed in dealing with both private and public law cases.
There are many reasons why a class action suit can arise, but perhaps the most common reason is when a business or entity fails to maintain a reasonable record of hiring and supervising its employees.
This may include failing to train its employees on safe practices, which may lead to negligence in the workplace. There are many instances where businesses have been sued for ignoring health and safety regulations. It is not uncommon for businesses to have their reputation damaged due to accidents that take place on their premises.
As you can see, class action lawsuits can arise in many different areas of the legal process.
If you think you have a case worthy of filing, you should consult with a qualified attorney experienced with litigating such cases. You should also check out local media sources for stories on class action lawsuits in your area. As well, there are many excellent publications on all aspects of personal injury, as well as publications focusing on issues specific to the servicing industry. Many states, counties, and cities provide resources for class action lawsuit funding.
Before you file a lawsuit, you should do a thorough investigation into the potential class action lawsuit.
You should contact attorneys who have experience with servicing companies and who can provide you with referrals. In some cases, there may be local organizations that help litigants with local filing needs, such as the local Small Business Administration. You may also contact your state attorney general’s office for information on such lawsuit funds. These resources are particularly useful if you are filing in a state other than where you live.
In some instances, you may be able to pursue litigation financing from your lawyer. If your lawyer has knowledge of a servicing company or if he is aware of any past cases involving that company, he may be able to provide you with either cash loans or lawsuit funding. While lawsuit funding can be useful, you should only pursue obtaining lawsuit funding using your lawyer unless you have an attorney that already has experience with servicing companies. If you are concerned about pursuing litigation financing, discuss your options with an experienced lawsuit funding attorney.