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Related to class action: Class action lawsuit
A lawsuit brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a large group of others who have a common legal claim.
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(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
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a legal proceeding brought by one or more persons representing the interests of a large group of persons.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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