Class Action Suit

On a very general level, class action lawsuits involve a group of people in some capacity: A collective class, even bound together over the issue of a defective product, suing a defendant, or a group 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 also conclude in court, too, including shareholders suing for fraud, workers, and residents over environmental disasters.

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

On the other hand, these types of cases also tend to have drawbacks. Before the class action even progresses, the prosecuting group must be called a class. Federal courts, as well, may stop class action lawsuits if the defendants are state governments or officials or if the plaintiffs number less than {one hundred,100.
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Shareholders File class Action Suit Against Furniture Brands …
BOCA RATON, Fla. — A law firm here has filed a class action lawsuit against Furniture Brands International that alleges the company violated federal securities laws by artificially inflating its stock price. A suit filed Aug. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by the

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Two women filed a classaction lawsuit against Western Culinary Institute and its corporate parent in March 2008, alleging the private trade school misleads students with its sales pitches and leaves them ill-prepared to pay off their large student loans.

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Actor seeks class-action status for Macy's suit, says he was stopped because he is black        

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October 11, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Problems with the new CTA fare system Ventra have triggered legal action. A class action lawsuit has been filed – citing numerous issues with the new Ventra cards. Dave Kenger is a CTA bus rider, who used to have a Chicago Card Plus. Now, he has a

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