Multistate Class Actions Face Tough Test At 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (October 23, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Consistent with its recent emphasis on the stringency of class certification requirements in consumer cases, the Third Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification in a consumer case against a clinical testing provider that implicated differing laws in several states.

In Grandalski v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., — F.3d —, 2014 WL 4455034 (3d Cir. Sept. 11, 2014), the Third Circuit concluded that “class litigation involving dozens of state consumer fraud laws was not viable and that common facts and a common course of conduct did not predominate.” This opinion will make it even more difficult for consumers to gain certification...

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