Lead plaintiffs receive the most money in class action lawsuits. They usually have the worst injuries and the most damage. Oakland Injury Lawyers 11 Embarcadero West Suite 133 Oakland, CA 94607. There is no doubt that this is the largest class action settlement in history. The 1998 Framework Agreement on Tobacco Settlement is also the largest civil litigation agreement in U.S.
history. With 246 billion dollars, it is unlikely to be surpassed any time soon.