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A look at the Exclusion of Experts defense and its real-world applications, spearheaded by the findings in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Litigation: Are plaintiffs required to submit admissible evidence in support of class certification?
Last year, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, ruling that an “expansive” class of plaintiffs could not pursue their employment discrimination claims collectively against Wal-Mart.
A perennial problem with securities fraud cases is that few, if any, of a plaintiff’s allegations are truly tested before class certification opens the door to massive discovery, and so raises the stakes of the case that settlement is the only realistic option for a defendant.