You may want to look at what the Plaintiffs usually get in these suits.
99% of the time they get NOTHING but a note telling them that the case
For instance a big multistate class action lawsuit against Compaq. The
suit was brought because they were supplying machines with a restore
disc instead of separate software discs for each installed item (this is
NOW the current practice of most companies) and because some hard drives
were failing. The suit went through the system and was settled for well
over 8.5 million dollars. The plaintiffs got coupons that stated they
were entitled to 43 dollars off the price of the retail version of the
OS in the machine (at the time that program was 189.00 retail) NOTHING
else. The lawyers however received compensation of 4.3 million.
I can almost tell you the exact result of a class action suit against GM
about these gaskets. The people in the class will get a notice mailed to
them that will say that GM will pay for the repair as goodwill. The
lawyers will get the cash. Probably 1-2 million IF they have a good
case. That is why the scumbags love class action suits. very little work
for a HUGE payoff. Look at all of them going after Vioxx. The company
pulled the drug after it was discovered that WHEN MISUSED and taken
IMPROPERLY it MIGHT cause problems. Now every joker and his partners are
going to try suing them. Even though other medications like VIOXX are
still on the market and HAVE BEEN PROVEN to be FAR worse.
Never seen a single class action suit yet that resulted in the
plaintiffs getting the bulk of the settlement. 1/3 goes to them. 1/3
goes to the lawyers and the rest is "expenses and research" Guess who
gets that? The lawyers....
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