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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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The effect of Thursday's ruling could be to essentially prevent class action suits seeking to enforce federal laws.
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Those filing a separate suit would be excluded from any judgment or settlement reached as a result of the class action suit, attorneys said.
The banks involved in the broader class action suit are Citibank (NYSE: C), Commonwealth Bank (CBA.
The National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) has agreed to pay AUD85m towards a settlement in a class action suit brought against it by shareholders seeking damages after a sharp fall in share prices in July 2008.
The four-year-old class action suit, comprising investors who bought the shares between February 2007 and April 2008, claimed that Citibank kept them in the dark about the losses incurred by it on the CODs.
The class action suit against UnitedHealth challenges the most significant and egregious example of executive malfeasance in what has become known as the "options backdating scandal.
An Australian court has allowed a class action suit against ANZ (NYSE: ANZ).
Blood of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, attorney for the plaintiffs in the class action suit.
The class action suit was being tried in a San Diego court by several law firms, including Baker, Burton and Lundy of Hermosa Beach, CA.
The suit was filed in October 2002 and was certified a class action suit in June 2004.
Jeffery Korn, general counsel of iMergent, stated, "We continue to believe the class action suit complaints that have been filed are without merit and we intend to aggressively defend iMergent against these claims.