Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Comcast Ruling

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- In siding with Comcast Corp. in an antitrust class action by cable TV subscribers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heightened the class action standard by finding that individualized proof of damages can block certification. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the 5-4 ruling in Comcast v. Behrend matters.

Wystan M. Ackerman, Robinson & Cole LLP

"The court's decision substantially raises the bar for plaintiffs to obtain class certification in federal court, by requiring plaintiffs to prove that damages for the class as certified are in fact susceptible to proof on a classwide basis. While the dissent attempts at length to suggest that...

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