Authored By: Candace Whitman
According to Daniel Weissner of Reuters, “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other large trade groups are urging a U.S. appeals court to adopt a stricter standard for allowing lawsuits to proceed as class actions, saying companies are frequently pressured to settle meritless claims for millions of dollars.”
One class-action certification that groups are requesting the court reverse is against Southwest Airlines and Boeing Co. The class action claims the airline was intentionally hiding safety issues with their Boeing 747 Max planes.
Weissner reports, “The business groups said 95% of the class members would not have standing to sue on their own because they never flew on a 737 Max, but the judge wrongly found that those issues could be sorted out later on in the case.”
To read more about the Boeing and Southwest class action and trade group opinions on class action standards, click here to read Weissner’s article for Reuters.