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Civil Procedure

Class Actions

Class Actions


In this lesson, we’ll discuss class actions under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Class actions are cases in which one or more representative parties bring claims on behalf of all members of a larger group, called a class.

A class action begins as a single- or multi-plaintiff case brought by the class representatives. Before the case can proceed as a class action, the court must approve, or certify, the case for class treatment. Otherwise, the case will proceed only on...