Originally Posted by PapaD
So, if you are part of the class action suit, you get basically the same as you would get through the claims resolution process, except that the lawyers take their cut. Sounds like a great deal - where do I sign up?
Why would the parties to the class action suit agree to this settlement? Am I missing something?
Dupont will pay the attorneys in this class action, they won't get a cut out of your settlement. With your own counsel, they may take 30-40% of your settlement. That's one of the things you have to weigh. If you have been offered $20k through dupont, you now need $30k to break even with your own counsel if they charge 30%. I'm more concerned about damage to property values, long-term effects, soil remediation, ancillary expenses and less about my actual trees.