FAQ: Securities Litigation and Investor Rights

What is a Class Action lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit occurs when many separate individuals combine their similar complaints. It is frequently used these individuals have been similarly affected by a company’s unlawful conduct. A class action allows consumers or investors to compete on the same playing field as wealthy corporations.

What is a Lead Plaintiff?

The court will appoint a representative called the “lead plaintiff” to act on behalf of the other class members in the case. Sometimes, the court may decide to appoint more than one lead plaintiff.   If you are interested in serving as a lead plaintiff, please contact us.

Am I eligible to recover damages?

If you purchased your securities during the class period, and your purchase resulted in a loss, you may be eligible to recover money damages.

What if I sold my shares after the class period?

In certain cases, such as securities fraud cases, class members are permitted to sell their securities in the company after the class period has ended without losing the right to be part of the lawsuit.

Will I have to pay any upfront fees?

No. Class action cases are taken on a contingency basis and there are never any legal fees or upfront costs.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee agreement is where our fees for pursuing your case will be paid from a percentage of the damages you may recover in the litigation, or a set amount approved by the court. The attorneys only get paid if you get paid.