California Personal Injury Class Action | A class action is a lawsuit that has been brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a larger group of people who have similar legal claims | #KnowYourInjuryRights | Ordaz Law, APC | (619) 550-3617.
California Code of Civil Procedure Section 382
…When the question is one of a common or general interest, of many persons, or when the parties are numerous, and it is impracticable to bring them all before the court, one or more may sue or defend for the benefit of all. CCP sect. 382.
California Personal Injury Class Action | Purpose
Courts long have acknowledged the importance of class actions as a means to prevent a failure of justice in our judicial system. By establishing a technique whereby the claims of many individuals can be resolved at the same time, the class suit both eliminates the possibility of repetitious litigation and provides small claimants with a method of obtaining redress. Linder v. Thrifty Oil Co. (2000) 23 Cal.4th 429, 434–435.
California Personal Injury Class Action | Class Defined
All of the plaintiffs together are called a “class.” The named plaintiff brings this action as the class representative. A plaintiff seeking to maintain a class action must be a member of the class he claims to represent. La Sala v. American Sav. & Loan Assn. (1971) 5 Cal.3d 864, 875.
California Personal Injury Class Action | Adjudication & Evidence
In a class action, the claims of many individuals can be resolved at the same time instead of requiring each member to sue separately. Because of the large number of claims that are at issue in a case, not everyone in the class will testify. A jury may assume that the evidence presented at trial applies to all class members. All members of the class will be bound by the result of the trial.
Ordaz Law, APC | California Personal Injury Class Action
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CACI – 115. “Class Action” Defined (Plaintiff Class)