Each case, which can be filed in either state or federal court, class action lawsuits has its pluses. Because fewer witnesses overlap, the trial process understandably moves along more efficiently, while the overall 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 collective group must be called a class. Federal courts, as well, can stop class actions if the defendants are state governments or officials or if the plaintiffs number less than 100.
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