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5. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2011, 12:49 Verno
 
avianflu wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 12:44:
not that I entirely agree with the growing trend for companies to force consumers to agree to "no class action."

But these companies are doing this because there's a subset of lawyers who do nothing but profit with these suits -- and more importantly the consumers get $10 out of settlement. But the settlements are very costly to the companies and those settlement costs end up going right back to the consumer to pay.

So as a consumer, I have mixed feeling about class action lawsuits.

I'd be interested in seeing actual stats on frivolous suits vs legitimate class actions, at least in terms of the gaming industry because I don't believe that to be true. I think it's more of a case of companies not wanting to be held properly liable for their fuckups. Microsoft fought tooth and nail to avoid acknowledging the 360 had design defects which were causing issues that affected literally millions of customers. It took a class action suit and widespread condemnation by consumers and the press to make them finally wake up, take responsibility and fix it. I really don't want to see that same situation play out where consumers are forced to go through arbitration.
 
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