untaken_name: Well, that's the situation today. However, had people not been lazy enough to start class actions in the first place, perhaps things would be different. It's really immaterial, however, as the alternative still exists, whether or not it's a good one. It's not like it's worth your time to cash a $1 check, either. I guess it depends on who you hate more - corporations, or lawyers.
Ajakk: For everyone complaining about class action lawsuits, what do people recommend as an alternative? If a company does something that harms 10 million people $25, how should we have a legal system that makes sure that the people who were harmed are compensated for their loss and/or the company who caused the harm does not unlawfully profit from its actions.
max_pooper: 67stang: Albert911emt:Gotcha beat. Once lost thousands in a fraudulent stock deal. I was part of a class action lawsuit. My split? A check for Eleven (11!) fricking cents.So which is better? The law firm spends millions of dollars preparing the lawsuit, gets the judge to punish the wrong doers and gets compensated for their work or there is no class action lawsuit, the company goes unpunished, continues to defraud more investors and the lawyers make zero dollars?
Theaetetus: Albert911emt: I was once unknowingly part of some class action concerning credit card fees or something. I got a check in the mail for 33 cents, and the damn lawyers got millions. And yet lawyers always insist that tort reform is unnecessary. F*ck them.You got free money without having to do anything. I can understand why you're upset. It's because you're a moran.
There is a well funded smear campaign against class action. It may seem like grass-roots but it is Astro-turf..
DON'T MISS THE farkING POINT OF CLASS ACTION!!!.
Private_Citizen: More importantly - the credit card company had to stop screwing over their customers.
digitalrain: What happened to lawyers having to cap at 33 1/3% or something like that?
Psylence: The woman who went solo got the 10-12k she was looking for.
durbnpoisn: Class action lawsuits are bullshiat for the plaitiffs. The lawyers love them, make no mistake. They get paid no matter what. And they longer they drag it out, the more they get paid. In the end the plaintiffs end up with almost nothing.The last two suits I got settlements from were like $50 or $60, when in each case, I was over $1000 out of pocket.It's like, here in NJ, where a bunch of towns fined people illegally from traffic light cameras to the tune of about $140 each. Even though it was proved to be illegal. They got a settlement of $8.50. That's just great guys. Thanks for that.This kind of thing should not be allowed to happen.
ShadowKamui: Ajakk: For everyone complaining about class action lawsuits, what do people recommend as an alternative? If a company does something that harms 10 million people $25, how should we have a legal system that makes sure that the people who were harmed are compensated for their loss and/or the company who caused the harm does not unlawfully profit from its actions.It has nothing to do w/ the lawsuit, its the lawyer's payout that's the problem.
rumpelstiltskin: These lawyers took nothing and turned it into money. They really did do all the work, and since the plaintiffs didn't suffer any damages, why should the lawyers share even ten percent with them?
RamboFrog: Isn't that how most class action suits work? The lawyers get about 90% of the settlement and the people named as plaintiffs split the remaining ten percent.
TofuTheAlmighty: So which admin greened his own paywalled WSJ submission?
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