See, here’s the thing. Russell Jackson stole my case. The Seventh Circuit decided an important case on the limits of Rule 23(b)(2)–Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins.–and I set it aside to blog about today. But Jackson’s great writeup covers everything I wanted to.  

And here’s the other thing. There have been a lot of good writeups of class actions lately.  To wit:

I usually don’t like just to point you to what other people have written on class actions (that’s what my Twitter feed is for).  But every once in a while, it’s worth taking one post of mine to point out a bunch of really good posts by others.