Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Peter B. Carey, Joyce & Kubasiak, P.C., Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellee.
Howard J. Roin, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Jerome H. Torshen, Jerome H. Torshen, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiffs-appellees.
Before CUDAHY, POSNER, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
POSNER, Circuit Judge.
Class actions differ from ordinary lawsuits in that the lawyers for the class, rather than the clients, have all the initiative and are close to being the real parties in interest. This fundamental departure from the traditional pattern in Anglo-American litigation generates a host of problems well illustrated by this appeal, which challenges the settlement in a class action.
In 1983, the Chicago law firm of Joyce and Kubasiak filed...
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