Class action / challenges
Litigation may be fairly easy in modern times (especially for people with the funds to sue), but there are still meaningful challenges for individuals suing large organizations, especially in cases where these individuals are dependent on said large organizations (for examples, employees of large and influential businesses).
Class action lawsuits tend to make it significantly easier for people to sue businesses for similar or shared greivances. Upfront costs are reduced, plaintiffs can be represented without being directly involved in the suit, and legal representation can be consolidated across plaintiffs. That being said, there are still challenges in these types of suits. They need to be certified by a judge, the suits require named plaintiffs to step up and start the suit, it’s difficult to select the best legal representation, lawyers are incentivized to settle, and so on.
from: Cornell Legal Information Insititute
(1) the class is so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable;
(2) there are questions of law or fact common to the class;
(3) the claims or defenses of the representative parties are typical of the claims or defenses of the class;
(4) the representative parties will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.
Can a platform enable and ensure certification for class action suits?
Can a lawsuit be de-risked by enabling better selection (competition) of legal representation and coordination by named plaintiffs?
Can potential named plaintiffs gain confidence through knowledge of additional willing named plaintiffs?