This blog post, written by Leah Nicholls of Public Justice, tells a story that everyone in America should be aware of: http://bit.ly/2tv2Zou
The case it discusses -- a class action lawsuit -- is a very strong example of why class actions are necessary and how they help make the companies who cause problems fix them.
Taking away class actions is like going into a gunfight against a deadly killer armed with only a squirt-gun.
Taurus guns, made in Brazil, had a problem: they tended to fire when dropped. Whatever one's views on gun control, no one thinks guns should fire when no one intended to fire them. After a class action was very well litigated, a settlement was reached that led to many thousands of class members getting their defective guns replaced with guns that would not fire when dropped, and also there was substantial class relief.
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