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Too high a price? The perilous combination of statutory damages and class certification

1 February 2011
Mayer Brown Article
For certain causes of action, Congress has provided that plaintiffs may seek statutorily defined damages, rather than proving actual damages. When combined with the class-action procedure, these statutory damages provisions sometimes create a risk of staggeringly large awards — often for merely technical violations of a statute.


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