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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
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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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Hunter Bryson of Whitfield, Bryson and Mason in Raleigh, who deals exclusively with class action suits, said while there may be more class action cases, it's not because such cases are getting any easier to pursue.
"Class action suits serve a very useful purpose," she said.
The bill would make sure that federal courts would not be able to allow class action suits to move forward unless every person in the suit can prove they had the same type of injury.
Elena: "What can you tell us about the class action suits in the probiotics category?"
In the past AWD had declared the class action suit as illegitimate and wants each case to be dealt with separately.
The 13-year-old class action suit was settled last year, with 17 states and 153 water districts sharing in $423 million, minus legal fees, after allegations of water contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE, or methyl tertiary butyl ether.
He said the class action suit would serve as a "test case" that would facilitate new laws against the publication of obscene material.
As this issue of the Journal goes to press, legislation that will codify the cy pres doctrine in class action suits awaits governor Blagojevich's signature.
Aspatore Books (Boston, MA) this month published "Best Practices for Class Action Litigation: Leading Lawyers on Evaluating Risk, Gathering Key Facts, and Overseeing Settlements and Negotiations, a paperback book that gives "an insider's perspective" on representing a company involved in a class action suit. Content examines the major stages and steps involved in overseeing a class action case with an emphasis on the ability of an attorney to help their clients weigh their options and select the best course of action.
If there's a class action suit underway, I'd like to join in, because I laughed so hard at Borat that a mild cold turned into near-fatal paroxysms of coughing.
Australian travel agents filed an $80 million class action suit against Qantas, Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines claiming the carriers withheld commissions by citing fuel surcharges as a tax rather than a component of the airfare, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
A class action suit has been filed against Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., a company owned by American Israeli Paper Mills and Kimberly-Clark.