(735 ILCS 5/2-801)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-801)
Prerequisites for the maintenance of a class action.
An action may be maintained as a class action in any court of this State
and a party may sue or be sued as a representative party of the class
only if the court finds:
(1) The class is so numerous that joinder of all members is
(2) There are questions of fact or law common to the class, which
common questions predominate over any questions affecting only
(3) The representative parties will fairly and adequately protect
the interest of the class.
(4) The class action is an appropriate method for the fair and
efficient adjudication of the controversy.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)