Class Actions – Azran Law Firm
A class action is a legal action, which allows a person to seek compensation for damages on behalf of each person in a situation similar to his own. It is often said that she enjoys the strength of numbers.
Only one person, the representative, can obtain the authorization given by a judge to represent a large group of people. All these persons are designated in the application for authorization to institute a class action by the wording: the members of the group concerned, and not by their names.
A notice is published every time in the newspapers or on an Internet site to indicate that a judgment authorizing the class action has been rendered and that each member may withdraw within 30 days of the authorized class action, and when the final judgment is rendered, indicates the compensation to which the members are entitled and what they must do to claim it.
If the class action is successful or results in an amicable settlement before the judgment, the class members authorized by the judge may receive a sum of money or other compensation without having to go individually to court: they will then have to give their names and justify their prejudices.