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class action in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclass actionˌclass ˈaction noun [countable]  American EnglishSCL a lawsuit arranged by a group of people for themselves and other people with the same problemclass-action adjective [only before noun] class-action lawsuits
Examples from the Corpus
class actionThe lawsuit later became a class action, representing about 1,400 current and former black Texaco employees.A class action can drive you crazy.Sucharow, which represented some of the investors in the class action.Their long-term destiny lies in united working class action and the rejection of other forms of understanding.