Class Action Jury Instructions

On a very general level, class action lawsuits involve a band 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, individual negligent companies, for instance, being sued by a single person. While more class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of product liability claims, other case types also conclude in court, too, including shareholders suing for fraud, employees for discrimination, and residents over environmental disasters.

Each case, which may be filed in either federal or state court, class action has its benefits. Because a limited number of witnesses overlap, the trial process understandably 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 also tend to have drawbacks. Before the class action even progresses, the prosecuting group must be named as a class. Federal courts, as well, may 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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