Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
David M. Oppenheim , Anderson & Wanca, Rolling Meadows, IL, Jeffrey A. Leon , Complex Litigation Group LLC, Highland Park, IL, Hall Adams, III , Law Offices of Hall Adams LLC, Chicago, IL, Joseph Darrell Palmer , Law Office of Darrell Palmer, Carlsbad, CA, John Jacob Pentz, III , Sudbury, MA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Aaron D. Van Oort , Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Minneapolis, MN, John Allen Roberts , Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.
Theodore H. Frank , Washington, DC, Peter F. Higgins , Lipkin & Higgins, Chicago, IL, for Appellant.
Before POSNER, WILLIAMS, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
POSNER, Circuit Judge.
The class action is an ingenious procedural innovation that enables persons who have suffered a wrongful injury, but are too numerous for joinder of their claims alleging the same wrong committed by the same defendant or defendants to be feasible, to obtain relief as a group, a class as it is called. The device is especially important when each claim is too small to justify the expense of a separate suit, so that without a class action there...
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