Class Action suit
What is meant by class action suit?
Class action is simply filing a law suit in a larger group instead of individual suits where there are numerous persons having the same interest in that suit. Different regulations may have a different requirement for filing it, but generally more than one person can file it.
It was in news when the government filed a class action suit against Nestle India, the manufacturer of Maggi noodles, seeking about Rs 640 crore in damages for alleged unfair trade practices, false labelling and misleading advertisements.
The government - Nestle legal battle is the first instance of a class action suit filed in the country by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, citing the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Statutory Provisions Under Different Laws in India
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