Class actions—civil cases in which parties initiate a lawsuit on behalf of plaintiffs not specifically named in the complaint—have elicited heated policy debates. The RAND Institute for Civil Justice conducts objective research on class action practices such as multidistrict litigation status, social policy class actions, and international class actions.
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