group litigation

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In civil proceedings, a procedure in which the court makes a Group Litigation Order ( GLO) where a large number of claims give rise to common or related issues of fact or law. Such claims might include personal injury claims arising from a public transport disaster, industrial disease, or the side effects of a medicine. Rules relating to case management by the court under a Group Litigation Order are set out at Part 19 of the Civil Procedure Rules. Compare representative claim.

Subjects: Law.

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