Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases from Professor Shaun Martin at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Chamberlain v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - March 31, 2005)
This is a very well-written and persuasive opinion about when the Ninth Circuit will entertain discretionary interlocutory appeals from class certification decisions pursuant to the (fairly new) provisions of Rule 23(f). I thought that both the substantive standard articulated by the court and the application of those principles to the present case were entirely right. Well done.