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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_action

Fourth, in "limited fund" cases, a class action ensures that all plaintiffs receive relief and that early-filing plaintiffs do not raid the fund (i.e., the defendant) of all its assets before other plaintiffs may be compensated. See Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp., 527 U.S. 815 (1999). A class action in such a situation centralizes all claims into ...

law.justia.com/cases/west-virginia/supreme-court/2015/14-0144.html

Twenty-nine individual Respondents filed eight separate civil actions alleging that Petitioners - three pharmacies and a physician - and other medical providers negligently prescribed and dispensed controlled substances causing Respondents to become addicted to and abuse the controlled substances. Petitioners moved ...

litigation.findlaw.com/legal-system/class-action-cases.html

Another benefit of the class action is that it seeks to ensure that all injured plaintiffs receive something. It may be the case that the defendant is bankrupt or for some other reason cannot afford to pay each individual the full amount necessary to cover his or her losses. When the class wins the lawsuit, each participant receives ...

caselaw.findlaw.com/wv-supreme-court-of-appeals/1702047.html

May 13, 2015 ... Case opinion for WV Supreme Court of Appeals TUG VALLEY PHARMACY LLC v. ALL PLAINTIFFS BELOW IN MINGO COUNTY 10 251 11 332 12 38 10 252 10 319 12 39 12 35 11 370. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw.

litigation.findlaw.com/filing-a-lawsuit/civil-cases-the-basics.html

A trial also represents the defendant's chance to refute the plaintiff's case, and to offer his or her own evidence related to the dispute at issue. After both .... of contract,""emotional distress"); and discusses different types of damages (i.e. compensatory and punitive) -- all based on the evidence presented at trial.

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_20

(a) Persons Who May Join or Be Joined. (1) Plaintiffs. Persons may join in one action as plaintiffs if: (A) they assert any right to relief jointly, severally, or in the alternative with respect to or arising out of the same transaction, occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences; and (B) any question of law or fact common to all ...

mccunewright.com/many-plaintiffs-need-class-action-lawsuit

Aug 22, 2016 ... In California, the applicable law is California Code of Civil Procedure Rule 382, which provides similar language as Rule 23 in saying that there are enough plaintiffs when “it is impracticable to bring them all before the court.” California courts have for the most part followed federal precedent from Rule 23 in ...

time.com/3672404/supreme-court-gay-marriage-plaintiffs

Jan 17, 2015 ... The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would review an appeals court case upholding bans on same-sex marriage in four states. The Court will consider four cases that have been consolidated and will be heard together, from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In each case, families and ...

www.investopedia.com/terms/p/plaintiff.asp

A plaintiff is the party that brings a lawsuit to court. Plaintiffs exist in civil cases, not criminal cases.

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