CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
Almost all of us have at one time received notice from the courts that we are a member of a class action lawsuit and have wondered, “What does it all mean? What is the best course of action for us to take? What do I stand to gain or lose if I take one action or the other? Where can I get information to help me make an informed decision?” Not knowing the answers to the above and other questions, our normal course of action is to throw the notice in the trash and forget the matter. This is normally not the best action to take. Lawyers at Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law in Orangeburg, South Carolina will show you what other actions are possible and should be considered in a class action lawsuit.
The purported purpose of class action lawsuits is to give the common man the ability to take on the largest corporate or private entities (who can afford the very best legal services) and have a chance of redressing the wrong done by these entities. It is important to remember that even though the actual damage or cost to the individual class member may be small, the illicit gain to the corporate entity can be huge if done to hundreds or even hundreds of thousands of class members.