Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Comcast Ruling

March 27, 2013

Gregory Asciolla explains why the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Comcast v. Behrend matters

"The Supreme Court's succinct Comcast opinion makes clear that nothing has changed as to the requirements to meet predominance under Rule 23(b)(3), particularly with respect to classwide proof of damages. As the majority noted, this standard was not even contested. Many were expecting a monumental decision as to class certification. Instead, we have affirmation that class actions will move forward as usual under the same standards that have guided them in the past."