(735 ILCS 5/2-802)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-802)
Order and findings relative to the class.
(a) Determination of Class. As soon as practicable after the
commencement of an action brought as a class action, the court shall
determine by order whether it may be so maintained and describe those
whom the court finds to be members of the class. This order may be
conditional and may be amended before a decision on the merits.
(b) Class Action on Limited Issues and Sub-classes. When
appropriate, an action may be brought or maintained as a class action
with respect to particular issues, or divided into sub-classes and each
sub-class treated as a class. The provisions of this rule shall then be
construed and applied accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)