We’ll see next week what happens with a current case being heard by the Supreme Court which could end up making class actions mostly extinct. A court ruling favoring AT&T would be a huge blow for consumers and empower companies like AT&T who hardly need a helping hand.
If you read THIS piece from a couple days ago there are some legal types who point out the pro-business stance of this court and thinks the court may well rule against class actions. Not much different than the Citizens United ruling in intent. U.S. corporations are shooting for the moon right now because of this court.
It’s hard to imagine, twenty years from now, looking at the comparative economic numbers and finding them way worse than now. But that is exactly what this court is shooting for.