class action lawsuit

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A legal action by one or more plaintiffs on their own behalf, and on the behalf of other persons with an identical interest in an alleged wrong

class action lawsuit

Medical liability A legal action by one or more plaintiffs on their own behalf, and on the behalf of other persons with an identical interest in an alleged wrong. See Agent Orange, Breast implants, Dalkon shield, Shiley valve.
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At that meeting, the class action lawsuits filed by the Connecticut State Medical Society against the state's six largest health plans were discussed, and members from all states were urged to encourage their own states to join with Connecticut at no charge.
Supreme Court) ruling marked the death knell of class action lawsuits against managed care companies that are based on federal benefits law and racketeering claims.
In July, the Company announced that it had agreed to settle the class action lawsuits.
Today's lawsuits mark the second and third class action lawsuits filed against Carrier Corporation for failing to disclose defects in its furnaces.
The Clearinghouse's Disclosure Dollar Loss Index -- DDL Index(TM) -- is the running sum of "disclosure dollar losses" for all class action lawsuits filed year-to-date.
filed the first class action lawsuit on behalf of all citizens of Israel who allegedly died or were seriously injured by the pain medication Vioxx.
On February 22, 2005, the Company executed written settlement agreements to settle the federal and state court class action lawsuits.
Law firm Callahan, McCune & Willis, representing more than 12,000 current and former employees of Smart & Final, announced today that Smart & Final has agreed to pay $22 million in settlement of a California class action lawsuit filed in 2001.
As a condition to the settlement agreements, the courts in the federal and state court class action lawsuits must have entered orders granting final approval of the settlements reached in those respective actions, and such orders must have become final and non-appealable.
The bipartisan bill creates uniform rules regarding where class action lawsuits can be filed and moves many class action lawsuits, especially interstate lawsuits and those with national implications, from state courts to federal courts.
Last week the Senate passed the Class Action Fairness Act which will reform laws governing class action lawsuits in a variety of ways, including moving many multi-state class action lawsuits from state courts to federal court.