Comments on: Class action fee award system is broken. Here’s how to fix it: law profs On the Case Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:42:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: QuietThinker Sat, 11 Apr 2015 01:17:49 +0000 I am baffled by the notion that lead plaintiffs should have a role in negotiating or setting fees for the class action attorneys. In practice, aren’t the lead plaintiffs really selected by the attorneys wanting to make big money off the class action? All too often, the original harmed parties are the shareholders, who when a company is sued are also the ones ending up footing the bill in the end. Somehow the attorneys make big bucks, but shareholders are doubly victimized, first by the alleged wrongdoing, second when their company foots the bill for lawyers.