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Class Actions in Michigan
A class action lawsuit consolidates similar or identical claims of many people into a single lawsuit against one or several defendants. Class actions, which may be heard in federal court, Michigan court or another state's court, are an efficient, cost effective way of resolving many legal disputes that have a lot in common. A class action attorney can help you initiate a class action if a company has wronged you and many others.
How Much Does a Class Action Lawyer Cost?
Class action litigation is commonly used to resolve disputes relating to:
- Consumer financial fraud, including misleading or undisclosed fees
- Environmental toxic torts
- Labor and employment disputes
- Products liability
- False or misleading advertising
- Securities fraud
- Defective drugs and medical devices
You're probably wondering how much it costs to hire a class action lawyer, and that's a good question. Most attorneys who represent the plaintiffs or class in a class action lawsuit work on contingency fee. That means the lawyer is paid a percentage of any money that's received if the lawsuit is successfully resolved at trial or through a settlement.
The Michigan court hearing the class action lawsuit will typically have to approve the attorneys' fee request before the lawyers can be paid.
The class action attorneys representing the plaintiffs won't ask you for any money upfront and they'll pay for all of the legal expenses out of their own pockets while the case is in progress. If the defendant wins the case, you'll owe nothing to the attorneys.
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