Online Searches Provide Notice For Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits have a problem with giving sufficient notice to individuals that may be eligible to take part in the litigation. Class action lawsuits have included high profile cases such as fen-phen litigation as well as other medical devices. The problem has been that individuals are not aware of these impending lawsuits and therefore can not become a member of the class. Online searches have become available in which potential litigants can search on the Internet to determine what cases are pending and what the requirements of a class member. The fact that individuals are notified of these class action suits that are pending prove to be more convenient to them.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is notice for class action lawsuits generally provided?
Does this online forum have any benefits and any disadvantages?
Is there any need for individuals looking on the websites to be cautious?


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