The New Consensus on Class Certification

By Global Economics Group on March 17, 2011

David S. Evans, Chairman of Global Economics Group, summarizes the consensus in litigation that is emerging on class certification and describes the sorts of analyses that will prove critical in seeking or opposing the certification of a particular class. Through detailed economic analysis in The New Consensus on Class Certification: What it Means for the Use of Economic and Statistical Evidence in Meeting the Requirements of Rule 23, (Global Competition Policy, May 2009), Dr. Evans lauds the new consensus that class certification should be subjected to rigorous economic and statistical analysis on the part of both defendants and plaintiffs. The New Consensus on Class Certification