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Synonyms for class action

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

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In light of the continued IRS refusal to refund taxpayer's overpayments, the class action seeks relief on behalf of all similarly situated taxpayers.
In class actions, the IRS and the circuit courts have taken different approaches on the proper tax treatment of fee awards in "opt-in" and "opt out" class action lawsuits.
Curbing class action abuse is one of the hottest areas of tort reform, but Bogus doesn't mention that either.
Worse, consumers in the aftermath of a class action are the ones who bear a higher cost of living as the cost of litigation is passed on to them.
Across industries and practice areas, corporate counsel report that class action lawsuits are pervasive and costly.
Because such showings would swamp the courts with mini-trials concerning individualized issues, these courts reasoned, individual issues would predominate over common ones and the class action would not be superior to individual suits.
Nobody would mind class action suits if they didn't work," Cabraser said.
One need look no further for Class Action related information than ClassActionWorld.
This is not a panacea for class actions, but we believe it will be a better forum for hearing class actions than in state courts.
id=6921), a member of the firm's executive committee and leader of the commercial insurance and class action litigation group.
Trial lawyers, awash with cash from settlements in tobacco and fen-phen class actions, have set their sights on U.
Carol Zacharias, Senior Vice President and Counsel, ACE Professional Risk, discusses her white paper, recently published in The John Liner Review: "Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance," and provides corporate risk managers with an informative overview of the trend toward unprecedented securities litigation settlements, the factors driving it, and the potential consequences to companies thus affected.
The number of securities fraud class actions filed in 2006 was the lowest ever recorded in a calendar year since the adoption of the Public Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) of 1995, notes the Securities Class Action Filings 2006 Year in Review report released today by the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, a joint project between Stanford Law School and Cornerstone Research.
Seeks New Professional Opportunities and Desires to Encourage Class Action Law