In Creative Montessori Learning Centers v. Ashford Gear LLC, 662 F.3d 913 (7th Cir. 2011), the Seventh Circuit reversed the certification of a class due to misconduct of class counsel. The court held that evidence that class counsel lacked integrity cast doubt on their ability to serve as fiduciaries to the class.  Recently, in Reliable Money Order, Inc. v. McKnight Sales Co., 704 F.3d 489 (7th Cir. 2013) (No. 12-2599), a different panel of the Seventh Circuit narrowed its ruling in Creative Montessori.  The Reliable Money Order court considered some of the same attorney misconduct at issue in Creative Montessori.  This time, however, the court concluded that while the conduct was improper, it did not disadvantage the class.  Not every “ethical breach justifies the grave option of denying class certification.”  Only misconduct that prejudices the class or creates a conflict between counsel and the class requires the denial of class certification.  The ethical violations of counsel did not prejudice the class and therefore did not provide a basis to deny certification.