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Ninth Circuit Holds that Choice of Law Inquiry Is Crucial for Nationwide Class Certification

By Aleksandra Rybicki In a divided opinion (2-1) in Espinosa v. Ahearn (In re Hyundai & Kia Econ. Litig.) 2018 U.S.App.LEXIS 1626 (January 23, 2018), the Ninth Circuit vacated a district court’s order granting class certification of a settlement class and instructed trial courts to engage in a more “rigorous analysis” of the prerequisites of […]