- September 1 2016
- | Insurance
People often ask whether everyone in a class action gets the same amount.
The short answer is no. For example, in one large class action we recently settled, the damages were divided into four tiers, and then within those tiers, the lowest tier got x, the tier above got 2x, the tier above that got 3x, and the top tier, the most severely damaged, got 4x.
It depends entirely on the scenario and what the court feels is the best way to award damages.