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Class Actions in Minnesota
Under Minnesota law, a class action lawsuit allows the court to resolve the disputes of many people against one company in a single court case. This efficient, cost-effective process requires that each of the plaintiffs (also known as the class) have similar or identical claims, and that there be enough plaintiffs that it would be impractical to hear each and every case in court. A class action attorney can guide you through the process of filing a class action lawsuit in Minnesota court, another state's court or federal court.
Class Actions & Mass Torts: What's the Difference?
Class actions are often used to resolve disputes related to:
- Defective drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Products liability
- Labor and employment issues
- Securities fraud
- False and misleading advertising
- Environmental toxic torts
- Consumer fraud
If the Minnesota court agrees to certify a class action, then the court will hear a representative plaintiff's case against the defendant, and the judge or jury will reach a verdict based on that case.
Mass torts share some similarities with class action lawsuits, and are used to resolve similar types of cases, particularly claims related to defective drugs and defective medical devices. All class action cases are a type of mass tort, but not all mass torts are class actions.
Mass tort cases are typically consolidated into a single court, and there may be certain legal research, strategies and findings that are shared among many plaintiffs' lawyers. Unlike the typical class action, the disputes are usually resolved individually, not in a single case.
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