Daubert Should Come Before Class Cert.: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that Daubert analyses must come before class certifications when warranted, setting a precedent for the circuit while tossing a class certification granted to owners of allegedly defective American Honda Motor Co. motorcycles.

Judges in the circuit must look squarely at problems with expert testimony and make a decision before they certify a class, the Seventh Circuit said in an opinion issued Wednesday. The decision stems from a case Honda Gold Wing motorcycle owners brought against...
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