Today’s case, In re Universal Serv. Fund Telephone Billing Practices Litig., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80204 (D. Kan. Jun. 7, 2013), provides an unusual situation for a class action. First of all, it involves a verdict in a class action trial. Second, it is one of the first trial court opinions to pay attention to the ALI Principles of Aggregated Litigation.
In this case, the plaintiffs challenged certain billing practices by AT&T, which are not important to this discussion. All you need to know is that the plaintiffs got a class certified, won at trial, and conceded that … Continue Reading