A study released today reports on class actions that have "helped victims of corporate law-breaking and led to changes in corporate behavior that protect us all from many types of illegal conduct." Prepared by the Center for Justice and Democracy, the study looks at more than 150 class actions that have been litigated since 2005 in areas including financial discrimination, workplace discrimination, antitrust, invasions of privacy, and healthcare.
The report is full of good stories and easy to read–no law degree required. And it makes a strong counter, based on fact, to the powerful corporate voices working to block people's access to the civil justice system.
The study and press release are available here.