Whirlpool, Sears Ask Justices To Rethink Class Cert. Rulings

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Whirlpool Corp. and Sears Roebuck & Co. on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its rulings in class actions over defective washing machines, saying the consumers hadn't met class certification predominancy requirements and that most of the alleged members weren't harmed.

In their petitions for writ of certiorari, Whirlpool and Sears argued that the Sixth and Seventh circuits, respectively, erred in not changing their rulings granting class certification following the high court's ruling in Comcast Corp. et al. v. Caroline Behrend et al....
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