Dukes, Concepcion Can't Undo Class Cert. In Insulation Suit

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Pulte Homes Inc.'s bid to overturn a May 2011 order granting class certification to a group of California homeowners over faulty insulation failed Friday when a federal judge determined that U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Concepcion and Dukes were irrelevant to the case.

U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled that neither of the two Supreme Court cases from 2011, both of which sharply narrowed plaintiffs' ability to file class action lawsuits, applied to a lawsuit accusing Pulte of fraudulent and false advertising in relation to...
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