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  1. class action, class-action suit(noun)

    a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group


  1. class action(Noun)

    a lawsuit brought by a single plaintiff as a representative of a large group of others having a common interest


  1. Class action

    In law, a class action, a class suit, or a representative action is a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued. Class actions are commonly referred to as class action suits; however, this phrase is redundant as the historical distinction between "actions" at law and "suits" in equity is no longer recognized. This form of collective lawsuit originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon. However, in several European countries with civil law, as opposed to the Anglo-American common law system, changes have been made in recent years that allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of large groups of consumers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of class action in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of class action in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of class action in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Brockett:

    We think it's historic, it's one of the largest antitrust class-action settlements, and an extraordinary result for the class.

  2. Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska:

    I remain convinced that the best way to restore consumer trust is to treat them fairly, without the need for class action threats.

  3. Jennifer Dukarski:

    But as the number of incidents build, you'll find someone who will entertain a class action [lawsuit] dealing with a product defect.

  4. Kate Comerford Todd:

    This is an area of the court's docket we have been pushing and trying to encourage the court to push back the worst abuses of the class action tool.

  5. Maurice Blackburn principal Damian Scattini:

    We're getting information from people and we will keep them updated. Hopefully a class action is not needed but it's not looking promising for Volkswagen.

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