Legal-Ease: Class action lawsuits

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

While class action lawsuits are generally not very common, they get a lot of attention in the media because these lawsuits often affect a large number of people.

For northwest Ohio, the most active class action lawsuit right now is a case that involves farmers filing lawsuits against a company called Syngenta.

For a judge to certify a regular lawsuit as a class action lawsuit, seven very technical requirements must be proven.

When clients present their problems to me and ask for advice, they often say, “And, I know three or four other people who are dealing with the same problematic situation.” That comment is often followed by the question, “Because there are several of us facing the same problem, could we file a class action case?”

Class action lawsuits are very uncommon. However, class action lawsuits get a great deal of attention in the media, because each class action lawsuit necessarily affects a large number of people.

Read more about class action lawsuits in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Class action lawsuits

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Class action lawsuits,” by Lee R. Schroeder, September 19, 2015

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