Juridical Link Law and Legal Definition
Juridical link means a relationship between members of a potential class action who files a single suit against an illegal regulation. A juridical link is more efficient and effective than multiple suits when all members of the class have been similarly affected by an allegedly illegal regulation. The juridical link doctrine is most commonly applied when there is a contractual obligation among the defendants, a conspiracy among the defendants or a state or local statute which requires common action by the defendants. It is also called as juridical relationship.
A "juridical relationship," often also called a "juridical link," refers to some type of legal relationship which relates all defendants in a way that would make single resolution of a dispute preferable to a multiplicity of similar actions. [Leer v. Washington Educ. Ass'n, 172 F.R.D. 439 (D. Wash. 1997)]. Juridical link doctrine answers the question of whether two defendants are sufficiently linked so that a plaintiff with a cause of action against only one defendant can also sue the other defendant under the guise of class certification. [Popoola v. MD-Individual Practice Ass'n, 230 F.R.D. 424 (D. Md. 2005)]