28 U.S.C. § 1711 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure § 1711. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Class. --The term “class” means all of the class members in a class action.

(2) Class action. --The term “class action” means any civil action filed in a district court of the United States under rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or any civil action that is removed to a district court of the United States that was originally filed under a State statute or rule of judicial procedure authorizing an action to be brought by 1 or more representatives as a class action.

(3) Class counsel. --The term “class counsel” means the persons who serve as the attorneys for the class members in a proposed or certified class action.

(4) Class members. --The term “class members” means the persons (named or unnamed) who fall within the definition of the proposed or certified class in a class action.

(5) Plaintiff class action. --The term “plaintiff class action” means a class action in which class members are plaintiffs.

(6) Proposed settlement. --The term “proposed settlement” means an agreement regarding a class action that is subject to court approval and that, if approved, would be binding on some or all class members.

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