class lawsuit against township/municipality

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Latest post 09-11-2006 11:00 AM by adjuster jack. 3 replies.
  • 09-10-2006 6:38 AM

    Question [=?] class lawsuit against township/municipality

    Is three people enough for a class action, or does there have to be more? We are seeking to file against the county for negligence for their improper handling of an estate matter. Thanks in advance for any insight, any info. will me most helpful.
  • 09-10-2006 10:17 AM In reply to

    re: class lawsuit against township/municipality

    Class actions typically involve thousands of qualifying plaintiffs. So, no, this is not going to qualify.

    And the county probably has significant immunity.

    Have you talked to an attorney?
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  • 09-11-2006 10:29 AM In reply to

    re: class lawsuit against township/municipality

    "Is three people enough for a class action, or does there have to be more?"

    Depends on the rules of the applicable jurisdiction, but most are relatively similar to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which require that "the class [be] so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable." Fed. R. Civ. P., Rule 23(a). I can't conceive of a situation in which three parties could satisfy that requirement.

    Nor can I imagine why three plaintiffs would want to go the class action route.

    How could a county "handle" an estate matter?
  • 09-11-2006 11:00 AM In reply to

    re: class lawsuit against township/municipality

    "Nor can I imagine why three plaintiffs would want to go the class action route."

    I think many people who post on the class action board do so because they think attorney's don't charge fees for a class action.


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