…[w]hile the rationale may be simple, the execution is likely to be anything but. Class-action lawyers are a notoriously competitive lot. Many of them find it extremely difficult to work with each other, in part because they find it hard to trust each other. So finding a separate lawyer (presumably from a separate firm) for each subclass who will “press its most compelling case” will be extraordinarily difficult for them. This is good news for defendants, who often watch class actions rife with conflicts of interest get certified. Of course, class-action lawyers are also notably inventive; it will be interesting to see what they come up with to get around this requirement.
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