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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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"You've also got some economies of scale achieved in pursuing class actions," she said.
* Companies are taking notice of the impact of the political climate in Washington on their management of class actions, with 23.5% of companies reporting that it affects regulatory oversight and involvement relevant to class actions.
(3) Much of the authority addressing class actions also refers or relates to collective actions under [section]216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
On the other hand, there is no doubt that class actions can be beneficial.
neighbors have weighed in, with advocates of adopting class actions
While class action lawsuits allow people to team up and pool resources to fight large corporations, critics say these kind of lawsuits can create big payouts for lawyers, while plaintiffs are rewarded very little.
Supreme Court upheld the use of class action waivers in arbitration provisions in consumer contracts, and declared state law provisions hostile to such provisions pre-empted by federal law.
Moreover, despite longtime skepticism about American class actions, several countries have begun to adopt their own class action procedures.
Advisory Committee reporter Benjamin Kaplan, writing in the year following the adoption of revised Rule 23, described the drafters' approach to prior judicial experience with class actions as follows:
The ICO's announcement has been followed by news that law firms are gearing up to pursue class actions for damages caused by those breaches.
Manning, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Class Action Settlements: Hot Topics in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast." This event is scheduled for October 27, 2016 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm (ET).
An adverse ruling on a class action lawsuit can bankrupt a business, while an ongoing defense has the potential to drain company resources.