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9th Circ. Sets High Bar For Nationwide Class Settlements

By Linda Chiem (January 24, 2018, 9:47 PM EST) -- Multistate consumer class action settlements will have to clear a higher bar before scoring approval, experts say, after the Ninth Circuit ruled that a California judge didn't thoroughly consider varying state consumer protection laws before certifying a nationwide settlement class of consumers accusing Hyundai and Kia of overstating their cars' fuel efficiency....

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