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class action

n.
A lawsuit brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a large group of others who have a common legal claim.

class′-ac′tion adj.

class action

n
(Law) law US a legal action undertaken by one or more people representing the interests of a large group of people with the same grievance

class′ ac′tion


n.
a legal proceeding brought by one or more persons representing the interests of a large group of persons.
[1950]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.class action - a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
causa, lawsuit, suit, case, cause - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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On August 23, 2005, the state court entered a final judgment and order of dismissal with prejudice, granting final approval of the terms of settlement reached on February 23, 2005 in the state court class action lawsuit, dismissing the state class action lawsuit and all claims contained therein against the Company and its former executive officers, and enjoining the class members in the lawsuit from prosecuting the settled claims against the Company and its former executive officers.
Law firm Callahan, McCune & Willis, representing more than 12,000 current and former employees of Smart & Final, announced today that Smart & Final has agreed to pay $22 million in settlement of a California class action lawsuit filed in 2001.
The Class Action Fairness Act seeks to curb abuses of the class action lawsuit system.
com/cases/sierra/) today announced that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Sierra Wireless, Inc.
The class action lawsuit filed on May 14, 2003 by Richard Meyer, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, against Paradigm Medical and certain former executive officers in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, which was consolidated into a single action on June 28, 2004 with two other class action lawsuits -- the class action lawsuit filed by Michael Marone on June 2, 2003 and the class action lawsuit filed by Lidia Milian on July 21, 2003 against the Company and its former executive officers in the same court.
PITTSBURGH -- First graph, first sentence of release should read: A class action lawsuit has been filed by the Law Office of Alfred G.
The interim results will include a reserve for the Company's estimate of the liabilities related to the previously disclosed shareholder class action lawsuit and the ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation.
A class action lawsuit for failure to pay overtime to thousands of employees.
The procedural legislation would curb class action lawsuit abuse in state courts by allowing greater scrutiny of settlements that provide coupons or something else of little or no value to consumers, but return millions in legal fees to class action attorneys.
9) CMA's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to allow the state physician organization to be the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the three largest for-profit health carriers in the state (Blue Cross/WellPoint, PacifiCare, and Foundation/HealthNet).