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Emory University Study Finds Lawyers Benefit Most From No-Injury Class Actions

Emory University School of Law professor Joanna Shepherd released a report analyzing 432 no-injury class actions resolved between 2005-15. Shepherd found that "[class members] typically receive less than 9 percent of the total [award]. In comparison, class counsel receives an average of 37.9 percent of available funds - over four times the funds distributed to the class." Read More »