High Court To Hear Comcast's Class Cert. Appeal Post-Dukes

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would consider whether its Dukes ruling meant substantive class questions must be answered before certifying a group of Philadelphia-area cable subscribers accusing Comcast Corp. of monopolistic behavior, a determination that could affect all class actions.

Comcast appealed an August ruling by the Third Circuit recertifying the class, arguing that the high court's Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. decision meant that the class couldn't be certified until the court had properly addressed merits questions such as expert testimony issues or...
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