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“Predominance” Requirement Clarified in New Seventh Circuit Decision by Judge Posner

Sears customers alleged in a class action against Sears, Roebuck and Co. that their Kenmore-brand Sears washing machines had two defects.  One defect occurred in their front-loading “high efficiency” washing machines.  Because of the low volume of water used in … Continue reading

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Discovery of Absent Class Members in Class Actions

Counsel representing parties defending against class action suits routinely seek discovery of absent class members, but it is generally not permitted. The sharp limits on class member discovery were first articulated in a classic class action ruling handed down almost … Continue reading

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