They benefit the lawyers, NOT THE INVESTORS. The investors get crumbs, if anything, after waiting YEARS.
The crumbs that fell out from the settlement of the debacle of 1997 have not reached the investors. We already have waited MORE THAN THREE YEARS. And the corrupt officers who perpetrated the debacle were never punished or even held personally accountable for their actions. The lawyers are not complaining. They were paid hansomely with our money - meaning even fewer crumbs for the investor who actually lost their money.