“The district court denied class certification—in the words of the Seventh Circuit— ‘under the mistaken belief that “commonality of damages” is legally indispensable.’ As Judge Easterbrook observed for the court of appeals, ‘If this is right, then class actions about consumer products are impossible.’” Public Citizen Litigation Group Attorney Scott Michelman, blogging about a Seventh Circuit ruling, discussed elsewhere in this Report, involving claims that roof tiles were falsely marketed as meeting an industry standard.

CL&P Blog, July 3, 2014.