Tillery makes case that class action suits are essential

Stephen Tillery is using the recent settlement of a nationwide class action settlement against Sears Roebuck and Co. to make the case that class actions are an essential tool for consumer protection.  (Stanford Schmidt, Lawyer makes case for class action suits (July 28, 2008) www.thetelegraph.com.)  The article is a quick read, but it offers specific examples of where governmental enforcement of consumer protection standards has failed, necessitating class actions as a private remedy for such failures.