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Norton Rose Fulbright: Red Bull Settlement Problems Show Consequences Of Certifying Unascertainable Classes
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup Since the Third Circuit’s opinion in Carrera v. Bayer Corp. [ enhanced opinion available to lexis subscribers ], courts have been battling with the approach to consumer classes for small-ticket items because consumers often do... Read More

DLA Piper LLP: 7th Circuit Rejects 3rd Circuit's ‘Heightened’ Ascertainability Analysis
Posted on 12 Aug 2015 by DLA Piper

By E. Colin Thompson Critics of the controversial ascertainability requirement for class certification that the Third Circuit has been applying since 2012 are rejoicing after a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision that flatly rejects the... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Circuit Rejects Class Certification in Yet Another Consumer Case
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Burt M. Rublin and Joel E. Tasca Consistent with its recent emphasis on the stringency of class certification requirements in consumer cases, the Third Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification in a consumer case involving alleged... Read More

DLA Piper: 11th Circuit Opinion On Ascertainability Will Likely Make It Tougher To Certify Class Of Purchasers Of Small-Dollar Consumer Products
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

By E. Colin Thompson | A panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in an unpublished opinion, has issued a much-anticipated decision regarding the implicit ascertainability requirement for class certification. The court held that a plaintiff... Read More