Everything about the case known as "Colossus" - often called the largest class-action lawsuit ever filed in America - is super-sized.
The case centers on a complaint alleging that hundreds of insurance companies worked with three software companies to undervalue auto claims.
A program called "Colossus," the plaintiffs argued, allowed insurers to undervalue claims, which the plaintiff contends is a conspiracy to commit fraud.
The lawsuit originally named 581 insurance companies. Settlements have reportedly approached $300 million and plaintiff attorneys have already shared $73 million in fees.
"This is your typical sort of class-action shakedown," said Jim Copland, director of The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. "The discovery costs are massive, that's what this is really about."