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“Jay Edelson says TikTok settlement, Girardi bankruptcy show class action bar is ‘broken'” Reuters.

“Jay Edelson says TikTok settlement, Girardi bankruptcy show class action bar is ‘broken'” Reuters.

March 9, 2021

In the span of three months, Jay Edelson has helped upend the career of Tom Girardi, wrested $650 million from Facebook, and thrown a wrench into a planned $92 million settlement with TikTok. But Edelson says his ambition is bigger: He wants to reshape the class action system that’s made him and his Chicago law firm millions. Six years after The New York Times dubbed him “the most hated person in Silicon Valley,” Edelson is picking a fight on his own turf.

“The plaintiffs bar is broken,” said Edelson, whose 14-year-old firm, Edelson PC, made its name suing tech companies.

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