Unfortunately, this Fox Business story offering consumers answers to the question "Should you participate in a class-action lawsuit if you're eligible?" gets it entirely wrong: you don't have a choice whether to participate, the only question is the degree to which you participate. Opting out of the typical consumer class action is likely to only cost consumers time and money without getting them anything in return (unless a consumer has a documented claim sizable enough to be worth taking to small claims court). And the option of "objecting" to try to improve the settlement isn't mentioned at all.
Fox Business on class action settlements
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- Gallucci v. Boiron
- Cy pres in the appellate courts: In re Lupron and In re Baby Products
- Settlements in Kansas "hot fuel" litigation MDL
- $7M for attorneys, $0.5M for class
- Around the web, April 11
- What does the Baylor Law data leak tell us about affirmative action?
- Apple iPhone 4 bumper class action settlement
- Third Circuit argument in Dewey v. Volkswagen
- Dewey v. Volkswagen oral argument tomorrow
- How much is the Bluetooth settlement injunction worth?
- CCAF Seventh Circuit briefing on derivative shareholder suit standards
- Around the web, March 13
- Plaintiffs' lawyers protect their cartel by bringing antitrust suit
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