Civil lawsuit in which a group files a suit on behalf of a larger number of citizens who allege similar damages but who need not be listed and represented individually. Compare civil suit.
A lawsuit in which one or more parties file a complaint on behalf of themselves and all other people who are "similarly situated" (suffering from the same problem). Often used when a large number of people have comparable claims.
A lawsuit brought by one party on behalf of a group of individuals all having the same grievance.
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A lawsuit filed by one party on behalf of themselves and other people in a group who share the same complaint.
A legal action brought by some injured parties on behalf of themselves and all others similarly injured.
All provinces allow for the grouping of numerous claims under one "representative action" or "class action." More recently, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia have made it easier for class action suits to be started. The purpose of a class action is to permit a large number of individuals who have suffered similar losses or injuries to band together in one efficient lawsuit. The cost savings gained through this process benefit those who would not have been able to pursue their case individually. With a class action, consumers with legitimate, but otherwise uneconomical cases, can afford to go to court.
A lawsuit filed by one person on behalf of a group of people who have the same complaint.
a claim brought by one or more individuals on behalf of themselves and others with
a lawsuit against a company by multiple plaintiffs who were similarly injured by the defendant
a lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of people, andalleging
a lawsuit that allows a representative or named plaintiff to sue a defendant or defendants on behalf of a large group, or "class," of people who have all suffered the same type of harm
A civil legal action taken by or on behalf of a group, community, or members of a social entity against an alleged perpetrator of harm to that group or some of its members.
Litigation undertaken on behalf of shareholders against companies whose shares have declined in price, alleging misstatements or omissions in the prospectus or other material communicated to the public is called a class action. These lawsuits, now harder to mount due to Federal legislation, are spearheaded by a handful of law firms specializing in this area and are focused on recent IPOs and technology companies.
A class action suit may be brought against a company whose stock has declined in price by shareholders alleging misstatements or omissions in material the company communicated to the public. Such lawsuits have become more difficult as a result of Federal legislation, and tend to be centered on recent IPOs and technology stocks.
A legal device allowing a group of individuals with a claim against a company or an individual to join together as plaintiffs in a single suit.