Tagged: Class Certification Granted

Third Circuit Holds That Absent Class Members Need Not Show Standing and Reiterates Comcast’s Reiteration of Basic Rule 23 Principles

In a precedential opinion in Neale v. Volvo Cars of North America, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that putative class members need not establish Article III standing, and emphasized that the Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013) “was not breaking any new ground” because “the predominance analysis was specific to the antitrust claim at issue.”

Seventh Circuit Allows comScore Privacy Litigation to Proceed as a Class Action

In what has been dubbed, “the largest privacy class action suit ever,” the Seventh Circuit in Harris v. comScore, Inc., refused interlocutory review of the District Court’s order granting class certification. Although utterly silent as to the basis for denying review under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f), the Court of Appeal’s decision is likely to impact future privacy class actions as well as corporate culture as we know it.