Class Action Suits

Participants talked about class action lawsuits and why some critics argue they benefit no one except attorneys. Following James… read more

Participants talked about class action lawsuits and why some critics argue they benefit no one except attorneys. Following James Copland’s introductory explanation of class action lawsuits, Ted Frank, a leading tort reform advocate and a leading critic of class action suits, described major cases his Center for Class Action Fairness organization got overturned. Panelists in the discussion afterward talked about various aspects of class action suits, including the reasons why big corporations settle and policy changes needed to address the ethical problems with these cases. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Lester Brickman Professor Yeshiva University->Cardozo School of Law
  • James Copland Director Manhattan Institute for Policy Research->Center for Legal Policy
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Class Action Suits

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Program ID:
317417-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 17, 2014
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 2014

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  • Feb 17, 2014 | 2:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 18, 2014 | 10:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 2014 | 4:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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