Washington Supreme Court Restricts Nationwide Class Actions in Washington Courts


The Washington Supreme Court published its hotly-contested 5 to 4 decision in Schnall v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. on January 21. The decision will make it more difficult for plaintiffs to obtain certification of a nationwide class action in Washington state court, and its interpretation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act (”CPA”) should further hamper plaintiffs’ efforts to bring CPA claims as a class action.

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