Sears Fights Washer-Defect Class Cert. In High Court Appeal

Law360, Chicago (March 1, 2013, 6:21 PM EST) -- Sears Roebuck and Co. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to review class certification in a case alleging it sold defective washing machines, saying that certifying a class because it is efficient to litigate one issue that way conflicts with the high court's precedent.

In its petition for a writ of certiorari, Sears argued that the Seventh Circuit had improperly replaced the requirement that common issues predominate for class certification with an "efficiency" standard when it found that predominance was satisfied for two separate classes...
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