The Justice Gap.
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This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the Justice Gap and class actions. The Justice Gap refers to low-income people being unable to obtain legal representation, especially in civil matters. Class action lawsuits are when a plaintiff sues someone on behalf of a group of people that have been wronged in the same way. If successful a class action settlement is usually split among the group, but the attorneys get majority of the settlement. (0:00) Amateur Hour. (Don’t mind us, we’re not professionals) (1:34) Dan’s Former Job. (4:51) The Justice Gap. (10:01) If You Can’t Afford an Attorney… (17:06) What is Contingency? (21:47) Are you paying for the service, or the degree? (26:26) Sidebar: Suits. (27:19) 33 1/3 (how much you should expect to pay a personal injury attorney) (29:41) LegalZoom and Avvo. (31:35) What are Class Action Lawsuits? (50:07) Employment Class Action Waivers. (58:27) What is Arbitration? (64:07) Ask an Attorney.