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.