Individual Damages in A Class Action

People often ask whether everyone in a class action gets the same amount.

The short answer is no. For example, in one large class action we recently settled, the damages were divided into four tiers, and then within those tiers, the lowest tier got x, the tier above got 2x, the tier above that got 3x, and the top tier, the most severely damaged, got 4x.

It depends entirely on the scenario and what the court feels is the best way to award damages.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]