Class Action Jury Instructions

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

With a case, which can be filed in either state or federal court, class action lawsuits has its pluses. Because fewer witnesses overlap, the trial process inevitably moves along faster, 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 class action even moves forward, the collective group must be named 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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