9th Circ. Ups Ante On Cert. Of Nationwide Settlement Classes

Law360, New York (February 1, 2018, 1:01 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in In Re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation (9th Cir. 2018) has generated strong reactions in the legal community. Some observers predict the ruling will make it extremely difficult to certify a nationwide consumer class action, at least in the Ninth Circuit. Others claim the holding creates a circuit split that will need to be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. A closer examination of the reasoning of the case, I believe, reveals that the decision does not break new...
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