When a group of plaintiffs brings a nationwide class action under the Class Action Fairness Act in California, the district court is required to apply California's choice of law rules to determine whether California law could apply to all plaintiffs in the nationwide class, or whether the court had to apply the law of each state, and if so, whether variations in state law prevented common issues from predominating in the litigation. The standard for class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 is not lessened in a settlement context.
In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation - filed Jan. 23, 2018
Cite as 2018 S.O.S. 15-56014
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