Despite uptick in class actions, in-house counsel plan to spend less

Survey says legal departments will push back on law firms for lower rates

A recent survey released by law firm Carlton Fields indicates that many companies expect to spend less on defending class action litigation in 2012, despite an increase in cases.

In “The 2012 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey,” the law firm polled 300 in-house lawyers about what they expect with regard to class action litigation this year. Despite respondents reporting that they do expect an uptick in various types of class actions, the survey revealed they don’t expect to be footing a higher bill.


Cathleen Flahardy

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