SCOTUS rejects manufacturers’ push to impose limits on class action suits

Court’s rejection could multiply litigation

Though the sitting Supreme Court has a track record that is decidedly pro-business when it comes to class action lawsuits, it has declined to weigh in on a case that would have wide ranging ramifications on the ease with which consumers can sue businesses.

On Feb. 24 the SCOTUS rejected challenges to an ongoing lawsuit surrounding the growth of mold in washing machines, in which defendants sought to place new restrictions on class action procedure. The rejection could open up the possibility for a wider range of people to be included within a class, and even the possibility of different types of class actions relating to a single issue.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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