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

Each case, which can be filed in either federal or state court, class action has its benefits. Because fewer witnesses overlap, the trial process understandably moves along faster, while the overall cost of litigation tends to be lower than for separate plaintiffs filing alone.

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

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