@Soulfox -- that's not totally fair. Do some attorneys get a huge fee out of class action suits while people who brought the suit get a big old pile of crud? Sometimes.
But that's not always the way it works out. Have a look at class action suits and you will find that some plaintiffs did get big money out of them. The system might need to be tweaked a bit to deal with those cases where attorneys got huge lawyer's fees while the clients didn't, but the system does work pretty well.