In a case we have reported on previously, AIG purported to settle class action securities law claims arising from alleged finite reinsurance transactions between it and Gen Re. The district court, however, denied the parties’ joint motion for approval of the settlement, finding that it could not certify a settlement class because the “fraud-on-the-market” theory used to prove reliance was not viable under the facts of the case, resulting in a failure to satisfy the predominance requirement of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3). The Second Circuit reversed, however, finding that the failure of the fraud-on-the-market theory was relevant only to a manageability analysis, and not to a predominance analysis. Since a court need not engage in a manageability analysis to certify a settlement class under the Supreme Court’s Amchem case, a settlement class could be certified. In re American International Group Securities Litigation, No. 10-4401-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 13, 2012)