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In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact.
A class action lawsuit allows multipe plaintiffs to sue the same defendants, while choosing a single plaintiff to represent the entire group of plaintiffs ("the class"). Class actions are very complicated, and possiblle plaintiffs should seek legal counsel.
The modern class action allows a single plaintiff (the "class representative") to sue on behalf of any other plaintiffs who may have suffered the same injury at the hands of the same defendant. Should any amount be awarded to the plaintiffs, they divide it equally. Class actions give many would-be plaintiffs the opportunity to sue, by offering incentive for an attorney to take the case. They also reduce the burden on courts in multiple tort cases. However, opponents of class action lawsuits criticize them for actually increasing the burden on the courts by creating more incentive to bring spurious lawsuits. The class action also increases the incentive for a defendant to settle out of court, even in a case without merit, because of the often prohibitive legal costs of proceeding to trial.
If it is a resident population of 313,326,000 here in the U.S., then we need our class-action to sue for $313,326,000. This will give each residential citizen a cool million.
If it is a resident population of 313,326,000 here in the U.S., then we need our class-action to sue for $313,326,000. This will give each residential citizen a cool million. We will all be rich enough then on.