Definition - What does Class Action mean?
Class action is a term which particularly refers to a lawsuit filed by either one or many people on behalf of a larger group. Usually people belonging to this larger group have some common interest.
Justipedia explains Class Action
Examples of a class action may include a group of people who were overcharged in the form of utility charges during a certain period of time, group of women who have suffered alike from any medical test, procedures or implants etc. Class actions are usually rare because they are more expensive and the process is usually more complicated than a normal lawsuit. However, considering its nature, class action can prove beneficial to people who can’t afford to carry a lawsuit on their own.