Defending Class Actions
Global Business Magazine, December 1, 2012
The fundamental feature of a class action is that the claims are such that resolving those claims for one plaintiff effectively would resolve those claims for others who have the same claims against the defendant. Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and its state equivalents require proof of several elements designed to help determine whether this feature is present in a given case.
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