574. Prior authorization of the court is required for a person to institute a class action.
The application for authorization must state the facts on which it is based and the nature of the class action, and describe the class on whose behalf the person intends to act. It must be served on the person against whom the person intends to institute the class action, with at least 30 days’ notice of the presentation date.
An application for authorization may only be contested orally, and the court may allow relevant evidence to be submitted.