Josh Gardner Quoted in Article on Class Action Settlements

Mar 1, 2023 | Class Actions, The Latest

Josh Gardner was quoted in an article concerning a recent Massachusetts class action. Drawing on his extensive experience with class action practice, Josh discussed why defendants’ efforts to pick off named plaintiffs rarely works: “Named plaintiffs in consumer, employment or other class cases chose to serve as a class representative not for the small amount of their recovery, but in order to secure systematic change by the defendant. Efforts to pick them off just reinforce that their landlord or employer is a bad actor and that the case should be pursued until the defendant stops its illegal conduct. The better route is always a reasonable approach to a class-wide settlement.” See the full article in Mass Lawyers Weekly.