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class action Explained

class action at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] AmE a lawsuit arranged by a group of people for themselves and other people with the same problem// -- class-action adj [only before noun] // --class-action lawsuits//

class action at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In law, an action in which a representative plaintiff sues or a representative defendant is sued on behalf of a class of plaintiffs or defendants who have the same interests in the litigation as their representative and whose rights or liabilities can be better determined as a group than in a series of individual suits. Class-action suits that received national attention in the U.S. include a suit brought against manufacturers of Agent Orange by Vietnam veterans exposed to the herbicide (settled in 1984) and a suit concerning the effects of passive smoking brought against tobacco firms (settled in 1997).

class action at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(AmE) a type of LAWSUIT that is started by a group of people who have a problem in common

class action at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

class action
n : a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large
group of people on behalf of all members of the group
[syn: {class-action suit}]

class action at English (WD) Of Explained:



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Inter: en-noun » head=class action
  • Inter: chiefly » US A lawsuit brought by a single plaintiff as a representative of a large group of others having a common interest.


    * class suit
    • representative action


      Inter: trans-top » lawsuit
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|共同起訴|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|共同起诉|tr=gòngtóng qǐsù|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|群體訴訟|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|群體訴訟|tr=gòngtóng sùsòng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|集團訴訟|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|集团诉讼|tr=jítuán sùsòng|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ryhmäkanne
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|action collective|f, Inter: t- » fr|recours collectif|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Sammelklage|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|複雑訴訟形態|tr=ふくざつそしょうけいたい, fukuzatsu soshō keitai|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|групповой иск|m|tr=gruppovój isk|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|коллективный иск|m|tr=kollektívnyj isk|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Law -
    Translation: et » class action
    Translation: fr » class action
    Translation: fi » class action