Class Action

Posted on August 10, 2015

A class action is a tool of judicial economy that aggregates the claims of a large group of plaintiffs into a single lawsuit. One plaintiff’s claim then represents all members of the class. Generally, class action status—called certification—may only be granted by a judge if the number of plaintiffs is so large that it would not be practical to try each plaintiff’s claim individually, and if the plaintiffs have claims in which common issues of law and fact predominate.