The US Supreme Court applies class certification’s rigorous analysis also to causation and damages (Comcast / Behrend)

Plaintiff cable TV subscribers asserted Sherman Act conspiracy and monopolization claims, alleging that certain so-called “clustering transactions” that had the effect of reducing competition for cable television services in the Philadelphia region were agreements in restraint of trade. In support of their motion for class certification, plaintiffs offered four distinct theories of antitrust impact, each of which was supported by their expert’s report. In certifying a class, the district court rejected three of those theories of classwide proof as being not susceptible to classwide proof of impact, but accepted the fourth. On appeal, defendants

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Douglas Richards, Christopher J. Cormier, The US Supreme Court applies class certification’s rigorous analysis also to causation and damages (Comcast / Behrend), 27 March 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 54836

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