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Full 9th Circ. Hyundai Reset Gives Clarity On Class Deals

June 7, 2019, Law360

William Stern is quoted in Law360 regarding a Ninth Circuit decision on affirming a nationwide settlement in multidistrict litigation over Hyundai and Kia's misrepresentations about their vehicles' fuel efficiency. The decision “allows class actions, even nationwide classes, to be settled on a less stringent standard than litigated classes,” says Mr. Stern. He adds, “And as for litigated (contested) class certifications, the Ninth Circuit has now confirmed that the heightened standards and the 'rigorous analysis' will still apply.”


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