Putting The Brakes On Class Certification Under Dukes

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 1:03 PM EST) -- The rigorous class action standards announced last term by the U.S. Supreme Court have now been applied in the context of a massive federal multidistrict litigation of consumer product claims.

In a Dec. 19, 2011, decision, a federal judge in Michigan refused to certify a class of consumers who purchased cars equipped with OnStar, an in-vehicle telematic communications system designed to support drivers with roadside assistance information.

In his opinion in In Re: OnStar Contract Litigation, Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan...
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