Assessing 'The Value Of Class Actions'

By Andrew Pincus (August 22, 2017, 8:13 PM EDT) -- Gary Mason claims (in his recent Law360 opinion piece[1]) that class actions provide "significant benefits" to class members. But the study, conducted by Mason, who is a member of the American Association for Justice (the trade association for the plaintiffs bar), shows just the opposite

Mason says his study rebuts the findings of an earlier class action study conducted by my law firm for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.[2] But Mason appears to have used the same methodology, and reached virtually identical empirical conclusions.[3]

The critical question is whether class actions generally deliver relief to class members....

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