Class Certification Derailed: D.C. Circuit Applies Supreme Court’s Comcast Decision

August 22, 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently vacated the certification of a direct purchaser class in In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation. This decision represents the first significant federal appeals court application of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend to overturn class certification.

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