Beware Unintended Consequences Of Class Action Reform

Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 12:34 PM EST) -- Anthony Anscombe

Mary Beth Buckley The U.S. House of Representatives currently has before it a bill — H.R. 985 — intended to "diminish abuses in class action and mass tort litigation that are undermining the integrity of the U.S. legal system."

As class action defense practitioners, we have seen firsthand a lot of these class action abuses — plaintiffs who buy products for the sole purpose of filing law suits; plaintiffs who file identical lawsuits on a serial basis; class counsel who make exorbitant fee demands...
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