The United States Supreme Court last week continued the trend, begun with its 2011 decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541, of demanding heightened scrutiny of commonality issues prior to certification of class actions, this time holding that the plaintiffs’ failure to put forward a viable method for calculating class-wide damages was fatal to their efforts to obtain certification.
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