Class action lawsuits
"Finally, if you're one of the attorneys working on the settlement, you won't need to go the cheap route. As part of the settlement, Apple has also agreed to pay attorney's fees of $4.5m"
Precisely... class action lawsuits are great for lawyers, a complete waste of time for consumers (and an unnecessary and costly distraction for businesses, who could devote those efforts better to actually improving their products and services to consumers).
It generally goes along the lines of "batch of cornflakes have incorrect label printed on the box... lawyers rustle up and bribe a few people to make a complaint and sue the company concerned... class action settlement, everyone who bought a packet can mail in for 50 cent rebate in compensation... lawyers get hundreds of thousands of dollars or 10% of the total nominal value of the settlement as their fee..." And we're all supposed to be better off as a result?
Time the whole pointless and corrupt system is scrapped.