High Court Vacates Class Cert. In Washer Suit, Citing Comcast

By Greg Ryan (June 3, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- For the second time in two months, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a class certification decision in a washing machine defect action in light of its recent Comcast Corp. v. Behrend ruling, sending a suit against Sears Roebuck & Co. back to the Seventh Circuit.

In a one-paragraph directive, the high court granted a petition for certiorari from Sears, vacated the Seventh Circuit's decision, and remanded it to the appeals court for further consideration. The Seventh Circuit held in November that class proceedings were the most efficient method of litigation in the case.

The Supreme Court instructed the appeals court to look...

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