Such legal actions are prosecuted against corporate giants and governments, who are responsible for causing injustices and financial loss to their consumers or citizens, but who have the financial clout or political power to duck their responsibilities.
CACLM, its members and associates work on behalf of sections of the national or international general public, who as groups of private consumers under common circumstances, may have suffered loss and/or trauma through no fault of their own.
The sole aim is to provide them with help, compensation and redress, under any circumstances.
The term ‘Class Action’ has a wide interpretation and can be used to describe many different litigation circumstances.
They can be triggered for a plethora of reasons, prosecuted in numerous ways and can be governed under a multitude of regulatory conditions. However, the basic ingredients of a ‘Class Action’ are that:
- at least several individuals have claims against the same entity or entities
- the claims arise out of the same, similar or related circumstances
- the claims give rise to substantial common issues of law or fact