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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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appeals court said that an investor lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs of fraudulently alleging to put client interests before its own when creating risky subprime securities prior to the financial crisis, including a collaterized debt obligation known as Abacus, cannot proceed under class action status, Reuters reports.
Reuters) - A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announced the lawsuit and is seeking class action status on behalf of buyers of the company's shares between February 26, 2014, and September 15, 2016.
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.
According to a lawsuit recently granted class action status in a California state court, you may be enjoying something .
The group seeks to obtain class action status for the case, increasing the amount of money they could recoup, and potentially the way that Internet companies sell ads and services.
The suit, which is seeking class action status, asks for monetary penalties against General Mills and a ban on deceptive marketing claims.
18 October 2011 - Izard Nobel LLP, a law firm representing investors in security fraud cases, said it had filed a lawsuit seeking class action status on behalf of buyers of the common stock of Stereotaxis Inc (NASDAQ:STXS) between 28 February 2011 and 9 August 2011.
Ruiz, reportedly said he will request that the court grant class action status, to include people who bought and ate the peanut butter, whether they became sick or not.
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.