In many cases, class-action lawsuits enrich some personal injury lawyers at consumers’ expense.
Class action lawsuits were designed to combine legitimate cases, saving the court time and saving expenses for all involved. But too often, the system has been used by some personal injury lawyers to pocket mega fees – sometimes millions of dollars – representing clients who might not even know they were involved in a suit until they get check for a few dollars or a coupon toward their next purchase.
No longer an efficient system for justice, class-action lawsuits have become a vehicle for greed. While Texas lawmakers have enacted class-action reforms, the need for others to follow our state’s lead is clear.