Tag: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3)

Supreme Court Directs Trial Courts To Look At The Merits In Determining Whether To Certify A Class

By Michael A.S. Newman
Comcast v Behrend is the latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases in recent years that have restricted the ability of plaintiffs to certify federal class actions. In so doing, it has expanded the scope of the Court…

Supreme Court Directs Trial Courts To Look At The Merits In Determining Whether To Certify A Class

By Michael A.S. Newman
Comcast v Behrend is the latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases in recent years that have restricted the ability of plaintiffs to certify federal class actions. In so doing, it has expanded the scope of the Court…

Supreme Court Directs Trial Courts To Look At The Merits In Determining Whether To Certify A Class

Comcast v Behrend is the latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases in recent years that have restricted the ability of plaintiffs to certify federal class actions. In so doing, it has expanded the scope of the Court’s landmark 2011 decisi…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Dukes v. Wal-Mart Petition on Scope of Class Actions

By Sandra I. Weishart
On December 6, 2010, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., v. Dukes, no. 10-277, agreeing to hear Wal-Mart’s appeal of a California district court’s order certifying a class alleging sex disc…