Why do we have class actions?

  • Class actions serve an important societal function.
  • Without class actions, wrongdoers would be able to do a small amount of harm to many people without any repercussions.
  • Class actions serve an important function for the courts because they’re able to address hundreds, thousands, or millions of separate claims in one case .
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