Class Action Research
Generally, one plaintiff brings suit against one or two defendants. In class actions, however, a group of plaintiffs with related claims collectively bring suit against one or two defendants. Some plaintiffs may be unaware of the lawsuit or even unaware they were harmed.
Research to find a news article regarding a completed class action (has either reached judgment or settlement, not pending).
Answer the following questions:
1. Who are the plaintiffs?
2. Who are the defendant(s)?
3. What are the plaintiffs claims (contract, property, tort, product liability, etc.)?
4. What was the outcome of the case (judgment for what amount, settlement, etc.)?
5. What are the long-term social consequences of a class action such as this one?