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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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.
Most respondents, 76 percent, agreed that class action lawsuits give average people the ability to act against big corporations with large legal resources.
On August 23, 2005, the state court entered a final judgment and order of dismissal with prejudice, granting final approval of the terms of settlement reached on February 23, 2005 in the state court class action lawsuit, dismissing the state class action lawsuit and all claims contained therein against the Company and its former executive officers, and enjoining the class members in the lawsuit from prosecuting the settled claims against the Company and its former executive officers.
Fire Insurance Company, which issued a Directors and Officers Liability and Company Reimbursement Policy to Paradigm for the period from July 10, 2002 to July 10, 2003, has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash to the classes in the class action lawsuits and to Innovative Optics, Inc.
The Company is currently in discussions to resolve both the shareholder class action lawsuit and the SEC investigation as soon as practicable.
A federal class action lawsuit alleging systemic discrimination against African-American, Latino, and women employees.
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.
amp; TORONTO -- Class counsel announced that homeowners in Wisconsin and Ontario filed today separate class action lawsuits against Carrier Corporation, the manufacturer of Carrier and Bryant condensing furnaces (also marketed under the brand names "Day & Night" and "Payne").
As previously reported, the remaining set of class action lawsuits in which Triton is a defendant is part of what is referred to as the "IPO laddering" claims.
The mid-year study also finds a large decline in market capitalization losses related to all securities fraud class action lawsuits filed so far in 2006.