To understand where and how to file a California class action lawsuit, it’s always good to speak with an attorney that specializes in your type of complaint. He or she can explain the details of such a lawsuit and clear up any misconceptions a person may have. As an example, many don’t realize that the very reason a California class action lawsuit is filed is because it represents many persons in that filing; that’s what is meant by “class action.” This refers to a large group or class of people being represented in that suit. Some mistakenly believe that the term refers to the type of lawsuit such as damages from a prescribed medicine or if the suit is filed against a business rather than a person.
Many also don’t realize the type of timeframe involved with a California class action lawsuit, and they assume that just filing such a claim means they’ll be offered a settlement for damages or that the claim will be heard immediately. However, the entire due process that is offered by the U.S. courts means that those who have such claims filed against them are allowed to prepare their defense in court and have it heard by a judge or jury. When you file a California class action lawsuit against a corporation or business, it’s good to remember that they probably have lawyers on retainer that will want to respond to such a suit and the entire process may take years.