USSC on Class Action Suits, 6/20/2011

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    " http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/06/opinion-analysis-wal-marts-two-messages/"

    Other opinions on other blogs are available on-line. This is an important case and worth study before being demagoued by the usual suspects.
     
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    A bit of background, from the CSM in 2005:

    Class-action suits reclassified / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

    Trial lawyers and consumer groups argued, "One of the most important aspects of class action is deterrence: A company that rips off consumers for $10 apiece, but there are 10 million of them, reaps a huge, undeserved windfall," says Carlton Carl, a spokesman for the Trial Lawyers Association of America. Now, consumers will have a rough time holding corporations accountable."
     

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