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She brought a class action lawsuit against the Target.com because their website was not accessible to the blind.
  a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
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  • She brought a class action lawsuit against the Target.com because their website was not accessible to the blind.
  • The ability to file a class action lawsuit encourages lawyers to remedy large abuses where no single victim was harmed enough to pursue justice alone.
  • In practice, it [use of class action lawsuits] amounts to the lawyers suing whomever they believe vulnerable to a settlement and capable of paying large attorneys’ fees.
    Lawrence W. Schonbrun  --  The Class Action Con Game
  • The biggest payday any of the Lacks children ever saw came when Day and other workers got a settlement from a class-action lawsuit against a boiler manufacturer over the damage done to their lungs from asbestos exposure at Bethlehem Steel.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • They made her the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit seeking to legalize abortion.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • He has spoken at congressional hearings and has joined a dozen other cattlemen in a class-action lawsuit against IBP.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Just a single principle: The Deliverator stands tall, your pie in thirty minutes or you can have it free, shoot the driver, take his car, file a class-action suit.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • By then he’d already been contacted by a half-dozen attorneys, all of them racing to be the first to file a class action suit, but he didn’t want the hassle.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • 6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of having conspired with seven other firms to fix prices in the catfish industry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • When this book went to press, they were contemplating class action.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Associated words [difficulty]:   class action [8] , tort [8] , prima facie [9] , bar [1] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , conflict of interest [7] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , power of attorney [8] , pro bono [8] , public domain [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , demurrer [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , prima facie [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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