Class Action SuitsWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
A class action lawsuit is a civil suit. Civil law regulates relations between people, so this is court in which you assert your rights against persons and enterprises. As opposed to a criminal trial, in which someone is accused of breaking law, civil court regulates actions that simply harm others but are not necessarily against law. A class action lawsuit is a different format than most lawsuits because it is brought on by one or more people on behalf of themselves as well as a host of other people in a similar situation. If a group of people have experienced same circumstances and these common issues are most critical issues of lawsuit, they can partake in a class action together.
One of most common examples of this is when lots of consumers are
The Law Offices of Chaikin & Sherman Announce Updated WebsiteWritten by Sara Goldstein
Washington DC personal injury attorneys, Ira Sherman and Donald Chaikin recently updated firmís website located at http://www.chaikinandsherman.com. The website features attorney profiles detailing Chaikin & Shermanís background and expertise. It also includes each of types of personal injury cases that they provide in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia areas. The practice areas include serious personal injury, auto accidents, brain injury, medical malpractice, tractor-trailer accidents, constitutional law, civil rights, discrimination, wrongful death, consumer fraud, bad faith insurance claims, defective products, pharmacy errors, nursing home injuries, airplane accidents, train accidents and injuries caused by terrorism.