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Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a)

Definition

Sets out the prerequisites for certifying a class. The class may be certified if the following requirements are met: (1) joinder of all members is impracticable, (2) members’ claims contain common questions of law or fact, (3) the representative party’s claim is typical of the members’ claims, (4) the representative party will adequately protect the class members’ claims.

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