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5-27-2011 @ 3:47PM
The concept of a class action is to allow a potentially large number of claimants to find restitution without cluttering up courts with an unreasonable number of suits all claiming the same thing.If 5,000 people are affected by the same thing, say a cancer drug that ends up passing approval but causes blindness, is it a better solution to tie up one court for each person's claim, or one for all the claims?From your comment, you seem to believe that there are lawyers getting a portion of each claimants settlement, and that's not really how it works. Though, it is how it would work if there were an individual claim made for each affected person.
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