In the News Today - November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019

Conservative Case for Class Actions Doesn’t Pass Smell Test: The claim that the class-action industry is “less compromised by special interests” than federal regulators and should be embraced by conservatives is completely unsupported, according to Steven P. Lehotsky and Jonathan Urick of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center (USCLC). Lehotsky, the USCLC’s executive vice president and chief litigation counsel, and Urick, the organization’s senior counsel, point out that contrary to the pro-class action vision recently painted by Professor Brian Fitzpatrick, class actions have in fact become an out-of-control component of the American legal system since their inception in the 1960s. They’ve also turned into a reliable tool for enriching the plaintiffs’ bar—which Lehotsky and Urick characterize as staunch opponents of American free enterprise. (National Review)