D.C. Circ. Ruling Puts Issue Class Cert. Under Microscope


Geoffrey M. Wyatt John H. Beisner

Partners John Beisner and Geoffrey Wyatt and associate Asher Trangle discuss a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding the appropriate use of issue classes under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4). Mr. Beisner, Mr. Wyatt and Mr. Trangle explain that, given concerns over inefficiencies and unfairness inherent in the broad approach to issue classes, the decision offers important guidance on issue classes and the proper limitations on their use.