Tracking Class Certification Changes, 1 Year After TransUnion

By James Morsch and Jonathan Singer (July 7, 2022, 5:46 PM EDT) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ground-breaking decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez,[1] defense lawyers have seized on the court’s mantra that each member of a class action needs to have suffered a concrete injury to satisfy Article III’s standing requirement.

They have cited TransUnion in dozens of cases since the court’s decision was released on June 25, 2021, as support for denying motions for class certification or granting motions to decertify classes. This article surveys and discusses the results of those efforts, and concludes that the main impact of the court’s standing ruling has simply been closer scrutiny…

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