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.
is similarly situated with accused Guieb and Araullo,' his motion read.
District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleges that the managers falsely told African Americans that no mobile homes, or fewer mobile homes, were immediately available for sale, but told similarly situated white persons that more mobile homes were available.
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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?
Murphy, an economics and law professor at the University of Southern California, testified that Ovitz's annual base salary and bonus were well above what was paid to similarly situated media executives, as well as presidents who didn't hold the title of chief executive in Fortune 500 companies.