There’s an intuition among defense lawyers that property-based cases are difficult to certify; not impossible, but certainly difficult. This week’s case, Burdette v. Vigindustries, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15412 (D. Kan. Feb. 8, 2012), offers several reasons why that is the case.

Burdette is a case about sinkholes. It involves a neighborhood