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Class certification, FRCP 23(b)

Amchem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor

The Court affirms a Third Circuit decision that a class-action certification seeking settlement of current and future asbestos-related claims failed to satisfy the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 23. The Court first notes that the Third...

Boughton v. Cotter Corp.

The court holds that plaintiffs in a toxic tort case were not entitled at trial to be certified as a class for medical monitoring, to depose an attorney for the defendant uranium mill, or to present evidence of their fear of contracting...

Gibbs v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.

The court refuses to dismiss a tort-law claim that a tire manufacturer's former employees' brought against chemical companies that allegedly sold toxic chemical compounds to the manufacturer without adequately warning that exposure to...