The United States Supreme Court has shown a great deal of interest recently in considering whether class actions are really a valuable and needed part of this nation’s legal system. While most observers believe that class actions are a vital part of the system, not all courts agree on how important they should be. The Supreme Court’s decisions last term, along with some current cases, demonstrate a split within the Court on this question. The justices are divided about several issues, including:
As a result of the Court’s divide on class action issues, it has become more difficult in some circuits to certify a class. But although the Supreme Court has become more hostile to class actions in the past few years, there are still several circuit courts that are open to class action Plaintiffs.
If you are a potential Plaintiff, or represent a potential Plaintiff, it’s crucial to have the experienced eyes of a class action lawyer review your claim to determine its merit. Lawyers in the Consumer Fraud Section at Beasley Allen continue to investigate class action cases and they are currently litigating class action nationwide. If you would like to speak with a lawyer at Beasley Allen who is familiar with class action litigation, contact either Andrew Brashier or Archie Grubb, lawyers in our firm’s Consumer Fraud Section, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Andrew.Brashier@beasleyallen.com or Archie.Grubb@beasleyallen.com. Andrew has compiled a number of cases decided in the federal system that are instructive on the class action situation at present.
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