Class Action Settlements

A class action is a lawsuit where a group of people in similar circumstances (a class) sues another party, which is usually a large business. Collective lawsuits originated in the United States and are still predominantly a US phenomenon.
While many class actions protect the public and bring recourse to individuals who have been injured or sustained damages, many class actions are purely lawyer-driven.
Many class actions are filed every day in both federal and state courts.