Comcast Gives Justices Chance To Raise Class Cert. Bar Again

By Melissa Lipman (November 1, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear Comcast Corp.'s antitrust class certification challenge, a case that will give the justices a chance to expand on their watershed Dukes ruling by deciding just how closely judges have to examine expert damages testimony before granting class status.

The court's landmark 2011 ruling in the Wal-Mart Inc. v. Dukes employment discrimination case merely suggested that expert testimony offered in support of class certification should have to pass a more rigorous test, but the high court is likely to take a deeper look at that question Monday, according to Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP...

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