Product Liability Practice: Dechert

Law360, New York (August 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With courts cracking down on certifying class actions for personal injury lawsuits, the plaintiffs bar is adding to — or even foregoing — such actions in lieu of consumer fraud allegations to keep class claims alive, according to attorneys at Dechert LLP’s product liability practice.

Personal injury claims are failing to garner class status, particularly in federal court, because of individual issues that defeat class certification, according to Sean Wajert and Ezra Rosenberg, co-chairs of Dechert’s mass torts and product liability group.

The large hurdles faced...
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