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Class Action Litigation Lawyers In Upper Marlboro Maryland

Upper Marlboro is a town in and the county seat of Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The live-in population of the town core proper was only 648 at the 2000 census, although Greater Upper Marlboro is many times larger. Although the area has many rural, pastoral features, including horse farms, it is surrounded by encroaching housing developments and is the daytime county seat of Prince George's County, a large urban and suburban area of some 850,000 people adjacent to Washington, D.C. U.S. Highway 301 and Maryland Route 4 intersect at the edge of town. Major features of the town include the courthouse, jail, county office building, board of education, and a lake with walking path. Just to the south of town is the Prince George's Equestrian Center which is the location of the annual county fair, a major annual antiques show and the Show Place Arena on the former Marlboro racetrack grounds. This arena is used for events such as hockey games, circuses, rodeos, conventions, trade shows, and graduation ceremonies of many regional high schools, as well as daily overflow parking for county governmental employees, jurors, and visitors. In earlier times the town was a tobacco auction market, before tobacco farming nearly disappeared in Maryland. On November 3, 2004, a major fire badly damaged the roof and interior of the court house. Except for supermarkets, an Amish market, car dealers, and a Home Depot, all outside of town, the town and surrounding area have only minimal shopping; therefore, residents must travel to Bowie, Clinton, Brandywine, Waldorf, or Forestville to find department stores. Upper Marlboro is convenient to employees commuting to locations along Maryland Route 4 or US Route 301, such as Andrews Air Force Base and the Federal Census Bureau. The Town of Upper Marlboro is often mistaken for the unincorporated census-designated place of Greater Upper Marlboro, which surrounds the town with a population of nearly 20,000 in an area of 77 square miles (as designated by the post office).

What is class action litigation?

Class actions are lawsuits brought by a representative member(s) of a large group of persons on behalf of all the members of the group who have suffered identical or similar harm for which the same defendant may be liable -- such as a defective product class action against a manufacturer or an employment discrimination class action against a large company.

Answers to class action litigation issues in Maryland

A class action is intended to improve court efficiency by allowing a large group of people with similar claims to...

A class action starts with one or more people who represent an entire class of individuals who have similar...

People involved a class action will generally receive a notice that they are a potential class member in a pending...

In order to protect the interests of all members of the class action, any settlement of a class action requires...

A securities class action is a lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of investors who have suffered an economic loss...

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

Generally, yes. A warranty (also called a guarantee) is an assurance about the quality of goods or services you buy...

Federal and state laws prohibit "unfair or deceptive trade acts or practices." If you think you've been cheated,...

Federal court opinions concerning class action litigation in Maryland