BP Class action and the Misperception
The BP Claims process and the pending litigation is not by any means going to be settled as a class action. There is common misconception that anytime there is a large number of plantiffs that it has to be a class action..such is not true. Though cases and claims may get settled in mass, in the end the plantiff has the right to say yes or no. This is what makes it different than a class action; a judge will not determine how much you receive. You will have the right to proceed to trial, negotiate your own deal, or accept what is offered. In a typical class action, the judge determines what the claimants receive after a trial with a few representative plaintiffs.