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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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Dabit, the high court ruled that plaintiffs' lawyers no longer may bring securities class action lawsuits in state courts where the securities at issue are listed nationally and traded on a national exchange.
The class action covers all individuals and entities in the United States that purchased telecommunications services at any time within any period of limitations that may be determined to apply.
This article examines the class action fees issue and how the courts and the IRS currently determine whether such fees should be included in class members' gross income.
Not to mention (which Bogus doesn't) the astounding growth in class action litigation that has made many ATLA members wealthy and, in the process, the single biggest benefactor of the Democratic Party, surpassing even organized labor.
The rules of engagement are fairly simple: Find or invent some form of liability, file a class action on behalf of consumers, agree to a settlement, collect your winnings, and if there's anything left for the consumers in whose name the suit was filed, split it up among them all.
Findings Suggest Corporate Legal Departments Have Substantial Cost Savings in Class Actions When They Take a Rigorous Approach to Setting a Litigation Reserve or Have One Person Responsible for Class Action Outcomes
Most plaintiffs try to obtain class certification under a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure that requires the predominance of common to individual issues on the one hand, and the superiority of the class action to individual suits on the other.
She said corporations oppose class action because it forces them to be held accountable.
Individuals often face an information blackout when trying to follow a Class Action litigation.
Current laws require that each member of a class-action lawsuit have at least $75,000 worth of damages before the class action can be moved to federal court, said Melissa Shelk, vice president of federal affairs for the American Insurance Association.
Stano will focus his practice on complex commercial insurance and financial services class action litigation.
Its share price has fallen more than 60% since April 1999, and the threat of a class action or a massive product recall would drive the stock into the ground.