High Court's Whirlpool Snub Casts Doubt On Comcast's Reach

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 9:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to pass up three rulings challenged by Whirlpool Corp. and others allows plaintiffs to continue winning class certification without showing how they would calculate classwide damages, suggesting the high court's landmark Comcast ruling isn't the class action killer many defendants believed.

The high court’s March ruling in Comcast v. Behrend held for the first time that plaintiffs should show a connection between their theory of liability and theory of damages at the class certification stage rather than later in the...
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