Class-Action Lawsuits Gain Strength on the Web

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Yet many people who might have been entitled to file claims and share in settlements have received nothing, some lawyers say, because they were unaware of the suits. In other instances, they say, deserving consumers might have been turned away from joining a suit, although they could have qualified for another had they known of it.

The Internet, though, is changing that. Consumers can run online searches on just about any class-action suit. A growing number of Web sites