What are the benefits of a securities class action?

A securities class action provides small shareholders with the ability to litigate on an equal playing field with the large, well-funded corporations who have allegedly violated the securities laws and have a lot of money to spend on defending lawsuits directed at those violations. A class action allows many people who would never have brought an individual action against a company to seek recovery from the company without having to individually retain a lawyer and incur a legal fee.