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Bridgeport Class Action Lawyers

A class action lawsuit allows a group of people who have suffered similar injuries or harm caused by the same product to pursue damages from the defendant in a single legal action. In many cases, class action lawsuits provide relief that might otherwise be unavailable or difficult to obtain individually.

The types of products that are the subjects of class action lawsuits can vary, ranging from prescription drugs to children’s toys to major home appliances. The first step in most class actions is getting a court to certify that a class of plaintiffs exists.

Make sure that you are working with an experienced attorney if you are hoping to file a class action lawsuit. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients in the greater Bridgeport area and helps people navigate the class action process.

Our Bridgeport class action lawsuit attorneys the resources and relationships needed to handle class action claims successfully. Call (203) 380-1556 to schedule a free consultation.

Do I Need A Class Action Lawyer?

Class action lawsuits involve very specific requirements for plaintiffs, and the lead plaintiff needs to demonstrate that several other people were similarly harmed. It is not uncommon for a class action lawsuit to involve instances of minor individual financial harm that is actually thousands or even millions of dollars when viewed in total.

The class action will allow all of the people harmed to obtain compensation through a single court action instead of having to file individual claims. A class action lawsuit can help streamline the court process and reduce the number of overall cases.

You will want to make sure you are working with an attorney who will know how to get your class certified. The lawyer can also commence an independent investigation to secure evidence for your case and identify all of the liable parties.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands how to get classes certified and help plaintiffs recover damages in class action lawsuits. We know that these can often be huge cases possibly involving thousands of plaintiffs, and our firm is not afraid of taking on major companies.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Jonathan Perkins has over 30 years of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers received the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.

Mr. Perkins is a member of the New York Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Connecticut Bar Association, and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to state courts in Connecticut and New York as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have more than 140 years of combined legal experience. If you are unable to come to our office, our attorneys will personally meet with you in your home or hospital room.

Our firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can receive a no cost, no obligation consultation when you call (203) 380-1556.

Types of Class Action Cases We Handle

A class action lawsuit could be based on many different kinds of harm affecting a large group of people. Some of the most common types of class action claims include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer fraud
  • Employment issues
  • Defective products
  • Environmental claims
  • Securities fraud
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Consumer privacy
  • Civil rights violations

The court you file your class action case in determines the rules governing your claim. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure govern class action lawsuits filed in federal courts while Connecticut Practice Book § 9-8 governs class actions file in Connecticut state courts.

Connecticut Practice Book § 9-7 establishes that one or more members of a class can sue or be sued as representative parties on behalf of all only when the class is so numerous that joinder of all members is impractical, there are questions of law or fact common to the class, the claims or defenses of the representative parties are typical of the claims or defenses of the class, and the representative parties will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.

Under Connecticut Practice Book § 9-8, a class action can be maintained when the prerequisites listed above are satisfied and:

  • separate actions could create a risk of inconsistent or varying adjudications for individual members of the class;
  • the party opposing the class has acted or refused to act on grounds generally applicable to the class; or
  • the court finds that the questions of law or fact common to the class predominate over any questions affecting only individual members, and the class action is superior to other available methods for adjudication of the controversy.

It can be very difficult for the average person to know how to get the proof necessary to meet these class requirements, but the experienced attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will know the most effective methods of accomplishing this goal.

Class Action, By-the-Numbers

The 2018 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey reported that companies spent $2.24 billion on class action lawsuits in 2017. The survey also found that the number of companies facing class actions increased from 53.8 percent in 2016 to 59 percent in 2017, with the average number of class actions per company rising from 5.9 in 2016 to 6.3 in 2017.

According to the survey, class action settlement rates increased from 62.5 percent to 70.8 percent. The survey also found that the number of companies using class action waivers in arbitration clauses increased from 30.2 percent in 2016 to 37.2 percent in 2017.

The survey found that 24.7 percent of class action matters and 21.6 percent of class action spending related to labor and employment issues, the highest percentages of any practice area. Consumer fraud accounted for the second-highest totals with 18.2 percent of class action matters and 18.9 percent of class action spending.

Contact a Bridgeport Class Action Attorney Today

Do you think that a product harmed you in a way that could similarly hurt other people? You may have grounds for a class action lawsuit.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts in Connecticut. Our attorneys can review your case as soon as you call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online.

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    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

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    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

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    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

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    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

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