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I think there were some dubious feelings about it, that the first 'Scarface' would not be surpassed by the second 'Scarface.' We were wrong; it surpassed it. The acting talent, the cinematography - we were propelled into a real class action film. Long after I kick the bucket, it'll be played.
Robert Loggia

Meaning of "class action" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CLASS ACTION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLASS ACTION

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Class action is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CLASS ACTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Class action

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a lawsuit where a person sues a group of people, a group of people sues another group of people, or a group of people sues a person. It is pleonastic to refer to a class action as a "class action suit". Collective lawsuits originated in the United States and are still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon. But, in several European countries with civil law, contrary to Anglo-American common law, changes have been made in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.

Definition of class action in the English dictionary

The definition of class action in the dictionary is a legal action undertaken by one or more people representing the interests of a large group of people with the same grievance.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLASS ACTION

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class C drug
class conflict
class consciousness
class distinction
class interval
class list
class mark
class number
class president
class rank
class roll
class society
class struggle
class system
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WORDS THAT END LIKE CLASS ACTION

accreditation
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fiction
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Synonyms and antonyms of class action in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «class action» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLASS ACTION

Find out the translation of class action to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of class action from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «class action» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

集体诉讼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acción de clase
570 millions of speakers

English

class action
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वर्ग कार्रवाई
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الطبقة العمل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

класс действий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ação de classe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একশন ক্লাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

recours collectif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tindakan kelas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sammelklage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クラスアクション
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

집단 소송
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kelas aksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành động lớp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வகுப்பு நடவடிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्लास ऍक्शन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sınıf eylemi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

class action
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Klasa działania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клас дій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clasa de acțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταξική δράση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klas-aksie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grupptalan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

class action
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of class action

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLASS ACTION»

The term «class action» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.000 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about class action

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2 QUOTES WITH «CLASS ACTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word class action.
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Thomas Carper
Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing.
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Robert Loggia
I think there were some dubious feelings about it, that the first 'Scarface' would not be surpassed by the second 'Scarface.' We were wrong; it surpassed it. The acting talent, the cinematography - we were propelled into a real class action film. Long after I kick the bucket, it'll be played.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLASS ACTION»

Discover the use of class action in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to class action and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Class Action
" Brad Slaight, a professional Los Angeles-based actor and writer, is also the author of two favorite Baker's Plays one-acts, Sightings and High Tide.
Brad Slaight, 1996
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A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions
Complete with a state-by-state analysis of the ways in which the class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, this comprehensive guide provides practitioners with an understanding of the intricacies of a class ...
Marcy Hogan Greer, 2010
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Class Action Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain
Class action lawsuits--allowing one or a few plaintiffs to represent many who seek redress--have long been controversial.
Deborah R. Hensler, Bonnie Dombey-Moore, Elizabeth Giddens, 2000
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Class Action: The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harrassment
Told at a thriller’s pace, this is the story of how one woman pioneered and won the first sexual harassment class action suit in the United States, a legal milestone that immeasurably improved working conditions for American women.
Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy Gansler, 2003
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The Class Action in Common Law Legal Systems: A Comparative ...
The primary purpose of this book is to compare and contrast the class action models that apply under the federal regimes of Australia and the United States and the provincial regimes of Ontario and British Columbia in Canada.
Rachael P. Mulheron, 2004
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Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks
Inside a Class Action provides an insider's view of a major lawsuit from its inception to its conclusion and will appeal to anyone interested in human rights, reparations, and international law.
Jane Schapiro, 2003
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Class Action Law and Practice
The book is a practical guide to Australian class action law and practice.
Peter Cashman, 2007
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Class Action: Improving School Performance in the Developing ...
Content Description #Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Joy Miller Del Rosso, Tonia Marek, 1996
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The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe: Lessons ...
This volume is a valuable addition to the literature on class actions in both the US and Europe.' – Jennifer Arlen, New York University, School of Law, US 'The availability and performance of class actions is a fundamental question being ...
Jürgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone, Giovanni B. Ramello, 2012
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Class Action Drinking and Driving Casebook
Curriculum consists of 6 casebooks describing legal situations involving alcohol for student participation in mock trials.
Cheryl L. Perry, Carolyn L. Williams, Sara Veblen-Mortenson, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLASS ACTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term class action is used in the context of the following news items.
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Morgan & Morgan Announces That a Class Action Lawsuit Has …
Morgan & Morgan announces that a securities class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
2
Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That A Class Action Has Been …
NEW YORK, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
3
Hagens Berman Alerts AirMedia Group, Inc. AMCN Investors of …
... plaintiff deadline in the securities fraud class action lawsuit filed against AirMedia Group, Inc. AMCN, -11.11% ("AirMedia" or "the Company"). «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Regional Class Action Against Wal-Mart to Proceed, Says Sixth …
CINCINNATI, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals over-turned a Tennessee federal district court ... «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
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Class Action Suit Against Cooper Dismissed
A Delaware judge, according to the Findlay Courier, has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. The lawsuit was ... «Tire Review, Jul 15»
6
CrowdSuit Wants To Help You Get Even With Your Phone Company
Rather than filing a class action suit, a large group of customers “assign” their claims to Crowdsuit. Crowdsuit then files the suit in court. Kinney ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
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Can an Insurer Intervene in a Class Action to Protect Against a …
Liability insurers are sometimes faced with a difficult scenario: Their insured has been sued in a class action with potentially large stakes. «JD Supra, Jul 15»
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Quebec Superior Court assumes jurisdiction over accessibility class
The Quebec Superior Court recently rejected a motion brought by WestJet seeking to have a previously certified class action dismissed on the ... «International Law Office, Jul 15»
9
Ex-employee files class action against Dunkin' Donuts owner over …
PITTSBURGH - A Kittanning woman filed a class action complaint lawsuit against her former Pittsburgh-based employer on multiple allegations ... «The Pennsylvania Record, Jul 15»
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​NYPD destroyed evidence in class action lawsuit against department
The class action suit alleges that NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito were secretly applying ... «RT, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Class action [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/class-action>. Dec 2019 ».
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