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If you have suffered from the underhanded tactics or negligent actions of a corporation, chances are, you may not be the only plaintiff who has a strong case against that corporation. You may be able to pool resources and join forces with other plaintiffs to more effectively and quickly resolve your case through mass tort litigation, a class action lawsuit, or multidistrict litigation.
At Scott Vicknair, LLC, our New Orleans class action attorneys have extensive experience handling these intricate cases. With our diverse backgrounds and legal careers, we are well-versed to represent clients in a wide range of cases, collaborating to find creative, forward-looking, and quick solutions.
Here are a few different ways we can help you effectively consolidate your lawsuit with others:
- Mass Torts – These civil cases involve multiple plaintiffs suing just one or a handful of corporations over injuries or losses sustained by the corporations’ negligence or wrongful acts. Mass torts typically involve dangerous drugs or defective products, with diverse injuries and problems that can’t be adequately addressed in a single class action lawsuit. Unlike in class actions, there is an individual trial for each plaintiff in mass tort litigation, though multiple plaintiffs may be represented by the same attorney.
- Class Actions – These are a type of mass tort with a very specific structure. Essentially, all plaintiff’s cases are rolled into one, and one trial takes place to settle everyone’s case against the responsible corporation. A class action can effectively expedite the process of securing a settlement from the defendant(s).
- Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) – Through this proceeding, complex cases from across the nation are addressed in one federal court. In this way, plaintiff lawyers can join forces, coordinating on the research and investigation involved, saving plaintiffs time and money while effectively litigating their claim. Such cases typically involve large-scale matters, such as airplane accidents, dangerous drugs, and employment practices, etc.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to expedite your claim through either of these proceedings. After all, one of the benefits of these lawsuits is that attorneys around the country can bring forward evidence and arguments that can be used to maximize compensation for every single plaintiff involved.
If you think that your case might benefit from joining a mass tort, class action, or multidistrict litigation proceeding, you need to find an attorney with very specific experience—both in state and federal courts. You can find the high-caliber representation you need at Scott Vicknair, LLC. We can discuss the details of your case, and determine what legal course of action would be best for you.