Class Certification Can Properly be Denied When Individual Showings of Damages Predominate


A common perception in class action litigation is that, where damages are individualized, this will not usually mean that a class action cannot be certified. However, in certain cases, where individualized questions of damages exist – and indeed predominate over one or more common issues – a trial court may deny class certification and that denial should be upheld on appeal. The recent decision in Evans v. Lasco Bathware, Inc. presents such a case.

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