Legal Practitioners Say Food Lawsuits Show "Absurd Incentive" of Class Actions

September 11, 2017

Opinion pieces from Forbes and Reason from lawyers and scholars say recent class actions against food companies, like Subway and Starburst, show the risk of a class action system run amok.

Cory Andrews of the Washington Legal Foundation said the Subway settlement, which was eventually thrown out, said such cases show the “absurd incentive” of filing class actions, in which the “pressure on defendants to settle even frivolous suits is often overwhelming.”