Michael Kendall was quoted on June 12 in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly regarding the increase in class-action litigation, a sizable percentage of which defense lawyers and their clients claim lacks merit. Mr. Kendall noted that many law firms file cases and take "The position that they will just see what happens. It's a huge business where if you prevail in one out of every 20 cases, the payoff is going to be so high that what we've seen is there are a lot of plaintiffs willing to play that percentage." He added that just getting to the class-certification stage of a case can be cost-prohibitive. "I'm not disputing that some of these cases are very meritorious, but if you were to have some sort of control over the numbers, I think you'd see that there are a lot of misses for every hit. What people don't always realize is that a miss costs the client a lot of money to defend, even if they have done nothing wrong."