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Once the basic requirements for a class action are met under federal rules, the grounds on which the class suit may be based are: (1) Prejudice from separate actions; (2) Equitable relief is being sought for rights held in common; or (3) Common predominant questions. Prejudice from separate actions is grounds for a class action suit in federal court if the court finds that a number of individual suits are likely to be filed and the conduct required by the defendant under various jurisdictions would be inconsistent or the separate actions would interfere with the interests of other absent persons with similar claims. If declaratory or injunctive relief would benefit the class as a whole, there would be proper grounds for allowing the class action suit in federal court. There must be a question of law or facts common to the class that affects the class such that the class action is a superior method for resolving the problems.

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