similarly situated

similarly situated

adj. with the same problems and circumstances, referring to the people represented by a plaintiff in a "class action," brought for the benefit of the party filing the suit as well as all those "similarly situated." To be similarly situated, the defendants, basic facts, and legal issues must be the same, and separate lawsuits would be impractical or burdensome. (See: class action)

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Of course the coloured people, so largely without education, and wholly without experience in government, made tremendous mistakes, just as many people similarly situated would have done.
who worked at Bovis' work sites in New York City and New Jersey, filed suit on Thursday in New York federal court on behalf of herself and other similarly situated employees.
But you don't have to get rid of the AMT entirely to provide mercy for that fellow and others similarly situated.
Furthermore, an age discrimination test will be satisfied if a participant's accrued benefit is not less than the accrued benefit of any similarly situated younger employee.
He notes that more than 60 percent of illegals--illegals--pay income tax and two-thirds kick in to Social Security (money they, like many of us, probably will never see again); that Hispanic unemployment is barely above the national average and that Hispanics start their own businesses at three times the national average; that immigrants are "generally less involved in crime than similarly situated groups"; and that crime rates in border towns "are lower than those of comparable nonborder cities.
As a result, similarly situated taxpayers and economically equivalent transactions are not treated uniformly or consistently by the Member States.
The appeals court affirmed, finding that the relative was similarly situated to recipients of collect calls from non-inmates.
The equality argument applies, he said, only to those who are similarly situated.
It is not clear whether AJCA Section 844(b) applies only to the taxpayer in Rite Aid, or whether it applies to all similarly situated taxpayers.
How can you expect these black farmers to find a similarly situated white farmer who's going to tell them their personal business?
But a court considering whether a cost-splitting provision is enforceable should consider similarly situated potential litigants, for whom costs will loom as a larger concern, because it is, in large part, their presence in the system that will deter discriminatory practices.
Lessons that other teacher educators who are similarly situated can learn from our experiences are noted also.