American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lawsuit brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a large group of others who have a common interest.
- n. A lawsuit brought by a single plaintiff as a representative of a large group of others having a common interest.
- n. a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
“What’s more, almost half of the twelve children in his study had been funneled to Wakefield by Richard Barr, the class action lawyer representing parents convinced that vaccines had injured their children.”
“When Britain’s Legal Aid Board approved funding for investigating MMR injury claims, Fletcher was ready with a list of hundreds of families willing to consider taking part in a class action lawsuit against vaccine makers.”
“Then, after Lyn Redwood teamed up with a Dallas-based law firm that specialized in class action lawsuits, the floodgates opened.45 “Attorneys began to start focusing on it,” Redwood says.”
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