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Class Action Litigation Lawyers In Westerly Rhode Island

Westerly is a town on the south shore of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1669 by John Babcock, it is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,966 at the 2000 census. The town is part of the Norwich-New London New England City and Town Area. On the western border of Westerly flows the Pawcatuck River, once renowned for its own species of Westerly salmon, three of which are on the town's crest. The Pawcatuck River flows from some fifteen miles (24 km) deep into neighboring towns in the north and empties in Little Narragansett Bay. The Pawcatuck River also serves as the boundary between Westerly and Pawcatuck, CT. Along the coast of Westerly lie salt ponds, which serve as shallow reeflike pools, whose outer walls form the long, white beaches for which the town became renowned. From west to east, these ponds are called Maschaug Pond, Winnapaug Pond, and Quonochontaug Pond. The town also has a fresh water lake, Chapman's Pond, which is undergoing revitalization. A type of granite, known as Westerly granite, has long been mined here. Westerly granite, ideal for statuary, has been used in numerous government buildings of several states along the eastern seaboard. The Westerly area was known for its granite and stone-cutting industry. Westerly becomes a large tourist attraction during the summer months - some argue that the population nearly doubles. Famous beaches, from west to east are Watch Hill Beach, East Beach, Misquamicut Beach, Westerly Town Beach, and Weekapaug Beach.

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 Rhode Island

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,...