The class action is a uniquely American procedure covering a whole gamut of lawsuits - a feature of US law that is respected and loathed in equal measure. Edward Sherman explains efforts to regulate this most controversial action
The class action is a uniquely American procedure that has become one of the most controversial features of US law. It allows individuals to sue for injury not only to themselves, but also for other persons similarly situated. Depending on one’s point of view, it is either a powerful vehicle for enforcing the rights of the powerless or a Frankenstein’s monster.
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