representative action

representative action
A legal action in which one or a few members of a class sue on behalf of themselves and other members of the same class; a lawsuit brought by the stockholders of a corporation, on its behalf, for the enforcement of a corporate right.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


representative action
A legal action in which one or a few members of a class sue on behalf of themselves and other members of the same class; a lawsuit brought by the stockholders of a corporation, on its behalf, for the enforcement of a corporate right.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

См. также в других словарях:

  • representative action — class or representative action A class action provides a means by which, where a large group of persons are interested in a matter, one or more may sue or be sued as representatives of the class without needing to join every member of the class.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • representative action — class or representative action A class action provides a means by which, where a large group of persons are interested in a matter, one or more may sue or be sued as representatives of the class without needing to join every member of the class.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • representative action — Same as class action …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • class or representative action — A class action provides a means by which, where a large group of persons are interested in a matter, one or more may sue or be sued as representatives of the class without needing to join every member of the class. This procedure is available in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • class or representative action — A class action provides a means by which, where a large group of persons are interested in a matter, one or more may sue or be sued as representatives of the class without needing to join every member of the class. This procedure is available in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • stockholders' representative action — An action brought or maintained by a stockholder in behalf of himself and all others similarly situated. See also stockholder s derivative action …   Black's law dictionary

  • representative — rep·re·sen·ta·tive 1 adj 1: serving to represent 2 a: standing or acting for another esp. through delegated authority an agent acting in a representative capacity b: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the people are represented… …   Law dictionary

  • representative — A person or thing that represents, or stands for, a number or class of persons or things, or that in some way corresponds to, stands for, replaces, or is equivalent to, another person or thing. Gaffney v. Unit Crane & Shovel Corp., D.C.Pa., 117 F …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary


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