Comcast: Individual Damages Issues Prevent Class Certification (PDF)
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In Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, No. 11-864, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed and extended the rule that courts facing class certification requests must conduct a "rigorous analysis" to insure that the party seeking class certification has met its burden to "affirmatively demonstrate" compliance with Rule 23.
Joshua Yount is a litigation partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the firm's top-ranked Supreme Court and Appellate practice. He focuses his practice on appellate litigation, class certification defense, and securities law. With experience successfully representing a wide variety of businesses in those and many other areas, he offers clients sophisticated legal analysis, careful strategic thinking, and vigorous advocacy.
Josh is a co-author of a chapter on class certification in the treatise, Litigating Securities Class Actions. He also contributes to Class Defense, Mayer Brown's blog on key issues affecting class action law and policy.
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