The Third Circuit recently ruled in Grandalski v. Quest Diagnostics, Inc., that the common law claims in a nationwide class action were not appropriate for class treatment because the court would be required to conduct an individual analysis and application of each state’s law and therefore common questions of law did not predominate. 767
Seventh Circuit Rules That Comcast Warrants No Change in Certification of Sears Washing Machine Classes
By Kristine Argentine on
Posted in Certification
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, the class actions brought by consumers alleging defective Sears washing machines survived another review by the Seventh Circuit after the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the class certification decision in light of Comcast v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013).
The lawsuit arises from alleged mold-causing defects…
The Northern District of Illinois Rejects Plaintiff’s Attempt to Conjure Up a Class Action Based on a Call Not Meant for Him.
By Jordan Vick on
Posted in Certification, Standing, TCPA
A growing trend in TCPA litigation is for plaintiffs to bring putative TCPA class actions based on telephone calls that were meant for a third-party who actually provided consent for the call. In a strongly worded opinion, Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois recently dealt a blow to one such attempt…