Bloomberg Law
June 6, 2019, 8:56 AM

First or Best: Filing Strategies for Leading Big Class Actions

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper
Reporter

The announcement of a car recall, drug withdrawal, criminal indictment, or data breach can set off a flurry of litigation activity.

Often, plaintiffs’ lawyers will file one class action after another. When many lawsuits are filed over the same incident, the cases may be consolidated in one court for combined proceedings, called multidistrict litigation.

In the case of the Marriott data breach that compromised the information of 500 million guests, over 80 consumer class actions were filed over the months following the announcement.

So how do plaintiffs’ attorneys decide if and when to join the bandwagon in a case like ...

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