Rule 23.01. Prerequisites to a Class Action
One or more members of a class may sue or be sued as representative parties on behalf of all only if. (1) the class is so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable; (2) there are questions of law or fact common to the class; (3) the claims or defenses of the representative parties are typical of the claims or defenses of the class; and (4) the representative parties will fairly and adequately protect the interest of the class.
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