CLASS ACTION FAQS

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For those whose lives have been physically, emotionally, or financially altered through the fault of others, the selection of a law firm may be the most critical decision they will make for their future.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: WHAT IS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?

The class action mechanism allows an individual or group of individuals to sue on behalf of themselves and a larger subset of individuals who were all harmed by a company in a similar way. Class actions are an effective method for litigation when companies conceal a defect in their product, advertise their product deceptively, charge you amounts not authorized by a contract, or refuse to honor warranties.

Class actions are often the only way for consumers to receive redress for wrongs committed by large corporations. Retaining a lawyer to prosecute a case on an individual basis can cost hundreds of dollars per hour, making it economically infeasible for most individuals to sue over a product that only costs hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase. In a class action, all of the individual’s claims are aggregated together, creating an economy of scale.

Q. HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE NEEDED TO START A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?

You can file a class action lawsuit with just one person.

Q. HOW DO I JOIN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED BY MCCUNE WRIGHT AREVALO, LLP?

Unless advised otherwise, you do not need to affirmatively opt into a class action lawsuit filed by McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. If the case is successful, and you are a class member, you will receive a notice describing the settlement or verdict.

Q. DOES IT COST ANY MONEY TO JOIN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED BY MCCUNE WRIGHT AREVALO, LLP?

No. McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP works on a contingent fee basis, which means the firm pays all costs and expenses. If the case is successful and a recovery is obtained, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP seeks the court’s approval to award its fees and expenses from the recovery.

Q. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE THE CASE IS RESOLVED?

It depends on the case. We have filed cases that have been resolved in as short as one year and some cases are still being litigated after five years.

Q. CAN I PARTICIPATE IN MORE THAN ONE CLASS ACTION AT A TIME?

Yes.

Q. I THINK A CORPORATION DEFRAUDED OR SCAMMED ME, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Please contact one of our attorneys to discuss your situation.

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