U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Requirement for Proof of Class-Wide Damages as a Condition to Class Action Certification. (PDF)

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In Comcast v. Behrend the U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Requirement for Proof of Class-Wide Damages as a Condition to Class Action Certification.


Robert N. Rapp is a partner in the Capital Markets Regulatory, Enforcement and Litigation practice at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Cleveland, Ohio. His contributions to legal scholarship include numerous published articles addressing securities and financial market regulatory topics, many of which have been cited by state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He has served on the adjunct faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Cornell Law School. Mr. Rapp is a former member of the NASD Legal Advisory Board, and is currently a public member of the Market Operations Review Committee of the Nasdaq Stock Market. He has twice served as Public Chair of the Enforcement Advisory Committee of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Securities. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University (B.A., 1969) and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1972), Mr. Rapp also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Cleveland State University School of Business (1989). Mr Rapp authors Matthew Bender's Blue Sky Regulation and is a contributing author to Federal Securities Act of 1933.


Matthew J. Kucharson is a member of the Litigation Practice and focuses on business, corporate and commercial litigation, securities litigation, public law litigation, and white collar defense and investigations. He assists publicly-traded and privately-held companies in a wide range of business and securities-related disputes, and governmental bodies in disputes involving issues of public and municipal law.


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