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Third Circuit Grants Rule 23(f) Petition of a Class Certification Order Without a Defined Class

On May 18, 2022 by Schnader

Brittany C. Wakim published an article, “Third Circuit Grants Rule 23(f) Petition of a Class Certification Order Without a Defined Class,” in the May 2022 edition of On Appeal, the newsletter of the Third Circuit Bar Association.

In Laudato v. EQT Corp., the Third Circuit held it was within its jurisdiction under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) to review a district court’s grant of a class certification, despite the district court’s refusal to define a class. The Court reviewed, and granted, the petition to appeal under Rule 23(f) because of the pressure the certification placed on petitioners to settle and the Court’s opportunity to facilitate development of the law on class certification.

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