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Forbes on consumer class actions

Michael Greve's "Harm-Less Lawsuits?" gets a favorable write-up in the latest issue of Forbes, together with a recounting of many cases familiar to Point of Law and Overlawyered readers, such as the Oshana Diet Coke case or the Engineers Local 68 litigation.

Yes, thousands of individuals may have legitimate claims that Vioxx injured them. But that's not what this suit is about--nor are many others. Most rely on broadly written consumer-protection laws that don't require plaintiffs to prove they were injured, or, in some states, even misled by the company they're suing. It's a lot easier than having to find physical damages.

(Daniel Fisher, "Plaintiffs' Paradise", Forbes, May 21).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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