If you believe you have been harmed by a defendant, and likewise believe that others may have been similarly harmed, you may be considering becoming a class representative to bring a class action lawsuit against that defendant. It is only natural to wonder if there are any benefits to you taking the time, and taking on the responsibilities of becoming a class representative.
By law a class representative cannot be promised any special treatment above the treatment which may be awarded to other class members, and we do not make any such promises either. However, if successful, class counsel will ask the judge to award the class representatives additional compensation for the extra time and effort that they expended on behalf of the class, and for having the courage to challenge the defendant’s conduct. Although courts typically grant such an award, this will be discretionary with the court and there is no guarantee.
If you believe you have a potential class action lawsuit you can call Starr Austen & Miller to set up a free consultation to discuss your case, and potential remedies, including but not limited to, monetary compensation you might seek based on the specific facts of your case.