A class action is a procedural vehicle which allows one representative to sue on behalf of a group to assert a collective right. A class action facilitates access to justice, minimizes costs, and ensures the coherence of the justice system.
How Does It Work
A class action has three stages:
Preliminary authorization hearing which is a filtering process with a low burden of proof;
Once the class action is authorized, the trial proceeds like any other trial;
Enables class members to collect the money owed to them on a collective or individual basis