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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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District Court has granted class action status to a suit brought by five financial institutions against Target for damages related to the retailer's massive 2013 data breach, as many as 9,000 credit unions and other institutions should soon receive paperwork about participating in the suit, according to one of the attorneys in the case.
THE ALABAMA SUPREME Court has affirmed class action status in a $3.
15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a case filed by families covered by CIGNA Insurance - the 4th largest insurer in the country - a federal judge in Philadelphia entered an Order today granting class action status to the case.
The ACLU is seeking class action status for the plaintiffs against nursing homes that serve as "institutions for mental diseases" (IMDs), according to lead attorney Benjamin Wolf.
when it was run by corrupt executives have won class action status for their lawsuit over the company's retirement savings plan.
The plaintiffs are reportedly seeking reimbursement and damages and class action status for their suit.
District Court in Atlanta and the Delaware Court of Chancery, with the Atlanta suit seeking class action status.
5 billion and class action status for up to 25,000 black farmers whom the organization claims were denied fair loans and farm programs between 1997 and 2004.
Davis says both suits are without merit and adds that a judge denied the NAACP suit class action status in October.
The suit, filed in the Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, seeks class action status on behalf of other victims of apartheid human rights violations.
A judge refused to grant class action status to a lawsuit that independent video retailers filed against Blockbuster Inc.