At the American Association for Justice’s 2016 annual conference, Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin was elected Co-Chair of the AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases.
Class actions are lawsuits brought forward on behalf of groups of similarly-affected people, referred to as “the class.” Two of the largest factors that come into play with class actions are that the issues in dispute be common to all members of the class, and that the individuals affected be so numerous as to make it impracticable to bring them all before the court. Some examples of class actions include consumer claims over defective products, employees subjected to racial, age, or gender discrimination, or patients prescribed medications with dangerous undisclosed side effects. Learn more about Class Action Lawsuits here.
About the American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Visit the AAJ online at justice.org.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.