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As a general rule, class action lawsuits involve a group of people in some capacity: A collective class, held together over the issue of a misrepresented product, suing a defendant, or a group of defendants, multiple negligent companies, as an example, being sued by a single person. While most class action lawsuits are filed for product liability claims, other types of cases also conclude in court, too, including groups of shareholders suing for business fraud, workers, and residents over environmental disasters.

Each case, which may be filed in either state or federal court, class action lawsuits has its benefits. Because less witnesses overlap, the trial process understandably moves along more efficiently, while the overall cost of litigation tends to be lower than for one off plaintiffs filing alone.

Additionally, these types of cases do tend to have drawbacks. Before the lawsuit even progresses, the prosecuting group must be called a class. Federal courts, as well, may dismiss class action lawsuits if the defendants are state governments or officials or if the plaintiffs number less than {one hundred,100.

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The President of Sony BMG's Global Digital Business, Thomas Hesse, defended Sony's installation of a rootkit by declaring, "Most people, people did care. Sony is now defending several class action suits for secretly installing rootkits on music lovers' computers.

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SONYSUIT.COM – The Sony BMG Settlement For XCP And MediaMax
There are those who probably don't think that forcing those with otherwise valid claims against Sony BMG to wait until the class action is completely settled, or at least made final, before pursuing their own action. Your Rights May Be Affected By a Class Action Settlement,

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The Hollywood Reporter – Sony Pays $8 Million To Settle …
The music giant Sony BMG ends it five-year battle with musicians including The Allman Brothers, Cheap Trick and The Youngbloods

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – EFF Files Class Action
Company Should Repair Damage to Customers Caused by CD Software The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with two leading national class action law firms, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG, demanding that the company repair the damage done by the First4Internet XCP and SunnComm

First Sony Rootkit Trojan – About.com Antivirus Software
Even if you have never played a Sony BMG music CD on your computer, you can still be infected by this Trojan, but its presence won't be masked and it will be easily detectable by up-to-date A class action lawsuit has been filed in California on behalf of its residents

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Class action – Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
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 group of defendants is being sued. Class actions are sometimes but incorrectly referred to as "class action suits

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About.com Dance Music / Electronica – Natasha Bedingfield …
But enough about that – while you sift through the smoldering wreckage of your computer (and Sony/BMG sorts out the legalities of their now multi-million dollar class action lawsuit)