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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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In this way, Congress intended to eliminate frivolous securities class action lawsuits
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.
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.