Can Plaintiffs Force an Appeals Court to Reconsider a Class Certification Denial by Voluntarily Dismissing Their Claim with Prejudice? Examining the Potential Implications of the Supreme Court Decision in Microsoft v. Baker

April 3, 2017 5:20pm

Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

P. Russell Perdew
Locke Lord LLP

  • Expert insights into the Supreme Court case of Microsoft v. Baker
  • Can a party have standing to bring a claim in a class action suit in the absence of a recognized class of individuals harmed?
  • What are the arguments?
  • What have the circuit courts said?
  • Is this a legitimate loophole in the law that makes it easier to bring class action lawsuits?
  • What will the implications of this decision be?