Plaintiffs’ Counsel Contemplating 9100 Individual Arbitration Claims In lieu Of Class Action

“Latest mass arbitration wrinkle: Plaintiffs’ lawyers want court permission to contact DirecTV customers.” Alison Frankel of Reuters has an article that begins, “One of the big disincentives for plaintiffs’ lawyers contemplating mass consumer arbitration has always been the cost of finding clients. It’s an economics thing. You don’t want to spend a lot of money to attract and vet claims worth only a few hundred bucks. But when you already have names and contact information for 9,100 prospective claimants – straight from the prospective defendant, no less – that’s a whole different story.”

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