3rd Circ. Questions How To Identify Gas Pipe Owner Class

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (July 8, 2021, 5:35 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday questioned how installation records were the answer to identifying the owners of purportedly dangerous residential gas piping systems, given uncertainty about availability of the records.

During oral argument, a three-judge panel probed the position by Pennsylvania condominium owners that they'd satisfied the ascertainability prong of certifying their class claims, contrary to what Western Pennsylvania's district court held. The condo owners alleged in their suit that a corrugated stainless steel tubing product made by Pro-Flex LLC and Tru-Flex LLC was susceptible to fires and explosions.

An attorney for Adams Pointe I LP and related condominium entities said...

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