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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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.
A nationwide effort by state medical associations to file class action lawsuits against the major offending insurance companies is now under way.
These class action lawsuits strike at the very basis of managed care, and as such they deserve particular analysis.
Although class action lawsuits allow legal recourse against large corporations, most people believe that the monetary benefits are enjoyed mainly by lawyers, the results of a recent Insurance Research Council survey reveal.
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.
filed the first class action lawsuits against Merck, on behalf of all citizens of Italy, England, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.
OB) today announced the completion of the settlement of the federal and state court class action lawsuits that were filed against the Company and its former executive officers, Thomas P.
Callahan, McCune & Willis has settled several major class action lawsuits against major retailers in the past including Mervyns, Oracle and Radio Shack.
OB) today announced that written settlement agreements have been executed to settle the federal and state court class action lawsuits that were filed against the Company and its former executive officers, Thomas F.
House of Representatives today and the Senate last week that will curb abusive class action lawsuits that can drive up real estate costs.