How Are Individuals Benefited By Class Actions?

The major advantage of bringing a class action is the more powerful litigation posture for the class representative. Because of the greatly expanded exposure to liability for class damages (damages to potentially hundreds or thousands of individuals), as opposed to the damages suffered by a single litigant, a defendant is much more likely to treat the litigation seriously from the standpoint of defense or settlement than would likely be the case in an individual litigation.

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