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Unformatted text preview: What are the benefits of filing a lawsuit as a class action? Are there any disadvantages? Give an example to support your answer. A class action is a procedural device within the legal system that permits one or more persons to sue as representative of a large group of people interested in the matter at issue. The court, in whose jurisdiction a suit is brought, typically has wide discretion in determining that a class will be so represented. In most types of suits, all members of the class are bound by the decision, unless a member of the class opted out of the action at a specified time in the lawsuit. Reasons Supporting Class Action Lawsuits Depending on the case, a class action may offer a number of advantages. Each of these advantages essentially stem from the fact that a class action joins a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. “Power in numbers creates a huge advantage for class action joins a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MNG 500 taught by Professor Linkiden during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).
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