Jeffrey F. Webb was quoted on June 12 in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Webb noted that many companies agree to settle due to the high costs of reaching the class-certification stage. "Anybody who's been down this road before knows how much money it costs just to get to the class-certification stage....so you can understand why companies agree to settle. It definitely has happened that clients who have faced significant class-action litigation have had to declare bankruptcy even long before the point the determination is made of whether they did something wrong," he said. He added that with plaintiffs' lawyers in Massachusetts taking advantage of the Wage and Hour Act, the situation is not expected to improve for corporate clients. "It is a very significant concern because most of these class-action settlements become public where people see the results..." he said.