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As a general overview, class action lawsuits involve a large group of people in some capacity: A collective class, formed together over the issue of a defective product, suing a defendant, or a band of defendants, multiple negligent companies, for instance, being sued by a single person. While most class action suits are filed for product liability claims, other types of cases end up in court, too, including 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 has its pluses. Because a limited number of witnesses overlap, the trial process inevitably moves along faster, while the overall cost of litigation tends to be lower than for individual plaintiffs filing alone.

On the other hand, these types of cases also tend to have drawbacks. Before the lawsuit even progresses, the collective group must be called a class. Federal courts, as well, may stop class actions if the defendants are state governments or officials or if the plaintiffs number less than {one hundred,100.
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