A couple weeks ago, if you found yourself in downtown Philadelphia, you could've stopped in the U.S. courthouse there and seen Blawgletter argue a Rule 23(f) appeal to an impressive panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal challenges an order certifying a class of Philadelphia-area cable subscribers. Behrend v. Comcast Corp., No. 10-2865 (3d Cir.). The judges asked lots of questions. We like that.
Anyway, the appeal and the trial court proceedings that preceded it gave us a fair grasp of the State of the Law on class certification, particularly in antitrust Cases. And this coming Tuesday we'll have the chance to share what we've learned in a Practising Law Institute webinar. For info on the program and how to sign up, go here.
We wrote a paper for the webinar. Email us or post a comment if you'd like a copy.
The Third Circuit panel directed the parties to provide a transcript of the argument. We'll send you a copy of that, too, if you request it via an email or comment.