class-action suit

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Synonyms for class-action suit

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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Daniels expects more class-action suits to be filed against Japanese firms and plans to represent Thai and Vietnamese laborers in the near future.
Debra LaBelle, a civil rights attorney who filed a class-action suit on behalf of abused women inmates in Michigan, says she would like to see men taken out of women's institutions altogether.
In addition to the now-familiar product-liability suit, creative trial lawyers have diversified their product line with class-action suits, shareholder "strike" suits, and wrongful termination suits.
The UAW and the other unions joining in this class-action suit are determined to support the retirees, their spouses, surviving spouses and covered dependents in retaining the essential health care protections to which they are entitled.
First, the Los Angeles Unified School District signed the Chanda Smith Consent Decree following a class-action suit filed by a parent whose daughter twice flunked 10th grade after she was denied enrollment in a special education program.
In addition to ending the class-action suit, the Court of Appeals' decision also puts to rest a companion case filed in 1989 by another 3,000 homeowners living in a different neighborhood who claimed damages when construction at Fort Lauderdale International Airport closed a main runway and forced the airlines to use a temporary alternate runway.
More than 60 other cases, some involving victims who were killed or seriously injured, remain unresolved along with class-action suits against the city that are expected to push the total cost above $100 million.
Staff attorney Shelley Davis filed a class-action suit to keep the school open.
The class-action suit seeks to represent as many as 21,000 employees who invested in the Enron Stock Plan between Jan.
NEWHALL - A federal judge has denied the city of Santa Clarita's request to be dropped as a defendant in the class-action suit brought by residents near a green waste recycling facility where compost burned for several days.
The Chanda Smith Consent Decree, signed by the LAUSD in 1996, resulted from a class-action suit filed by a parent whose daughter twice flunked 10th grade after she was denied enrollment in a special education program.
A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a motion to dismiss a class-action suit that alleges decades of nuclear testing at Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory has contaminated neighboring properties.
We've recently filed complaints in a number of states, including a national class-action suit, but could well continue to expand our efforts to other states," Berman said.