American business faces a dangerous enemy: A lawsuit industry in which extremely well-funded and entrepreneurial plaintiffs' lawyers search for the next big payday in a system author-attorney Rob Herrington describes as "Jackpot Justice." Multi-million dollar attorneys' fees have brought out the worst in a small group of attorneys and their tactics are exposed in Brian Kelly's new film Injustice. But it's not just the lawyers gaming the system that are crippling U.S. companies. Class action lawyers who play by the rules are allowed to file ten- or even hundred-million dollar claims, which, upon settlement, often earn them exorbitant fees while consumers, those allegedly protected by the laws, may receive trivial amounts.
Business leaders facing Threats of Injustice often settle cases for millions, even those with only a small potential for loss at trial. The lawyers make millions and a typical consumer might receive a few dollars or a coupon. How prevalent is the crisis? Multiple class actions are filed daily across the country and billions are spent defending and resolving these cases. Laws must change and the Threats of Injustice Campaign is intended to raise awareness and demand more effective class action rules. The book and film are posted here for media, business leader, and lawmaker review.