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Empowering Voices, Ensuring Justice: Insights and Updates on Sexual Abuse Legal Battles

Why Class Actions Protect Predators and Hurt Sexual Assault Victims

Class actions are common in sexual abuse and assault lawsuits, especially against institutions such as schools and churches. A class action permits one or more plaintiffs to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of a larger group of plaintiffs, or a “class.” Class actions eliminate redundancies by allowing multiple plaintiffs to file a single lawsuit against a defendant for similar injuries. Although a class action may seem like the simplest way to bring a sexual assault civil lawsuit, it is actually a dangerous practice that can block survivors from achieving justice in multiple ways.

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