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May 15, 2023

Should I join a class-action lawsuit?

  • Is it worth the small reward — usually under $20 — to give up your rights to sue individually?

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    In some cases, you may want to participate on principle to help deter a company from future malpractice, false advertising or other harm.

    It might have happened to you a few times in past years: You received an email or mail notice inviting you to join a class-action lawsuit, or notifying you that you've been automatically included. But being part of such a lawsuit might be intimidating, especially if you need to opt in, and would mean surrendering the option to sue individually.

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