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 a special law because it targets for different treatment less than the entire class of similarly situated persons who sue to recover for bodily injury," the ruling said.
The relevant question under 111 is not whether federal retirees are similarly situated to state retirees who do not receive a tax break; it is whether they are similarly situated to those who do.
'In a disparate treatment case, the plaintiff has the burden of showing that she was treated differently from ?persons similarly situated' ?in all relevant aspects.' ' Smith v.
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Through her own journey with lupus, she realized that there are more people out there who are similarly situated, except that they may not be as fortunate as her.
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Brandon Santiago filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of himself and other "similarly situated" firefighters in the U.S.
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I believe others who might be similarly situated are also being reviewed...Since there is a review ongoing, others might be included,' Guevarra said.
Meanwhile, in the most populous province of Punjab, some 5.03m girls remain detached from the school network, out of 9.2m similarly situated children.
If the above statistics do not show similarly situated individuals of another race were treated differently than the Plaintiffs, they don't have sufficient evidence to make out the first element.<br />Nevertheless, the Plaintiffs think they shouldn't be required to offer a comparison of similarly situated individuals who were treated differently.