class-action suit

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Noun1.class-action suit - 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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The firm is to be charged with not putting the interests of its customers ahead of its priorities in a class-action suit. It could be sued for up to AUD180m following claims that it deliberately exploited a loophole in the Future of Financial Advice reforms.
Some 64,000 iPhone users lodged a class-action suit against Apple and its Korean unit, Friday, for the U.S.
Scotiabank employees won an important victory in a resettlement of a class-action suit over unpaid overtime in March.
Though the breach compromised more than 40 million cards, not all of the associated issuers made it into the class-action suit, because many had already taken previous settlement offers.
About 1,000 patients, mostly postmenopausal women who developed diabetes while taking the drug, have filed a class-action suit, which is to be heard in a single federal courtroom in Charleston, S.C.
This has lead to widespread disappointment against Apple and a class-action suit. Business Insider notes that the customers want Apple to replace or repair the malfunctioning notebooks.
Portland attorneys Mike Hag lund and Mike Kelley, who represent the father-and-son Whaleys, asked to have the case certified as a class-action suit. That means that up to 1,500 fishermen by the lawyers' count potentially could tap into the $67 million to $83 million in damages that Haglund and Kelley are seeking, should they win the suit.
Tarla Makaeff's federal class-action suit claims that the university's promise of providing a "complete" real estate education was bogus and that the classes she attended did little else but pitch additional pricey classes to students.
Portsmouth: A Rockingham County Superior Court judge recently certified the Bayview Crematorium case as a class-action suit with about 25 plaintiffs and at least five defendants.
A month after current and former students were notified of the system leaks, alumni Donald Jay Kulpa and Kenneth David Neben flied a class-action suit in the State of Ohio Court of Claims.
Anthem, a class-action suit by nonphysician providers against insurance companies, charging that the companies conspired to systematically underpay providers and deny medically necessary care to patients.