Class Cert. Appeals In Ind. — Door Ajar

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 2:40 PM EST) -- Class certification orders can fundamentally alter the landscape of a lawsuit. In class cases, the certification order is often the most important event in the case. A class certification order can escalate what is a small and parochial dispute into a make-or-break case for the defendant dealing with hundreds and perhaps thousands of claims.

Conversely, denial of a class certification motion can make it impossible for a plaintiff to proceed if her claims do not have a sufficient monetary value to justify the costs of litigation....
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