An Update On Daubert And Class Certification

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT) -- In an article last year, we noted a split among federal courts regarding how — if at all — to evaluate the reliability of an expert’s testimony for purposes of class certification, with the Eighth Circuit endorsing a limited or “focused” Daubert test in In re Zurn Pex Plumbing Products Liability Litigation, 644 F.3d 604, 613 (8th Cir. 2011), and the Seventh Circuit applying a full Daubert analysis in American Honda Motor Co. v. Allen, 600 F.3d 813, 815-16 (7th Cir. 2010).

When the defendants in Zurn...
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