Kenneth L. Racowski, counsel in Buchanan’s litigation section, authored an article, “2015 in Review: Class Certification in Pennsylvania Courts” which was published in The Legal Intelligencer.
“The certification of a class is arguably the most critical juncture in a class action lawsuit. Over the past several years, the requirements for class certification have been evolving. Plaintiffs' class allegations continue to face heightened scrutiny at the certification stage. In 2015, Pennsylvania's federal courts frequently addressed the appropriate scope and application of the requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23. This year-in-review discusses notable opinions from the court of appeals and district courts. Pennsylvania's state courts also issued several opinions addressing the requirements of Rule 1702, which this review also discusses.”
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