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As a general overview, class action lawsuits involve a group of people in some capacity: A collective class, even bound together over the issue of a faulty product, suing a defendant, or a band of defendants, multiple negligent companies, for instance, being sued by an individual. While most class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of product liability claims, other types of cases also conclude in court, too, including shareholders suing for fraud, employees for discrimination, and residents over environmental disasters.

With a case, which can be filed in either state or federal court, class action has its pluses. Because fewer witnesses overlap, the trial process inevitably moves along faster, while the 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 class action even progresses, the collective group must be called a class. Federal courts, as well, can conclude class actions if the defendants are state governments or officials or if the plaintiffs number less than {one hundred,100.

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