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
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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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C Don't underestimate how Complex class action lawsuits are.
The plaintiffs do run into trouble with Rule 23a[3] which states that a class action lawsuit can only be brought forward if "the claims or defenses of the representative parties are typical of the claims or defenses of the class." In other words, does the whole class of 1.6 million defendants share the same legal and factual realities consistent with gender based discrimination?
The notion that a single class action lawsuit is inherently not enough to put a company on notice that future claims may be brought is simply incorrect and should not be adopted as a rule of law.
Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit against ConAgra on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, on behalf of all individuals who became ill with symptoms consistent with Salmonella infection, but who were not hospitalized, and who have strong evidence that they consumed Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter.
While this is not the state legislature's first foray into regulation of class action lawsuits, it might be the most dramatic.
An opt-out class action is a class action lawsuit that does not require individuals to take affirmative action to be included in and bound by the resulting settlement or judgment.
Norske Skog said that the class action lawsuit appeared to be based on the investigations initiated by the EFTA Surveillance Authority, European Commission and various other competition authorities in Europe on 25 May 2004.
The main characteristic of the class action lawsuit is the common interest which ties the Plaintiff group (or Defendant group) together as a class.
A redress movement began in the Chinese-Canadian community in 1984, although it was not until 2000 that a class action lawsuit was launched.
New York activists restrained political policing with a groundbreaking class action lawsuit, filed in 1971 by the Black Panthers and members of Students for a Democratic Society, which charged the New York Police Department with unlawfully conducting surveillance and other investigations against them.
Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC said Thursday it has reached a settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit involving tires the company recalled in August 2000.