Issue: (1) Whether the predominance requirement of
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) is satisfied by the purported “efficiency”
of a class trial on one abstract issue, without considering
the host of individual issues that would need to
be tried to resolve liability and damages and without
determining whether the aggregate of common issues
predominates over the aggregate of individual
issues; and (2) whether a product liability class may be certified
where it is undisputed that most members did
not experience the alleged defect or harm.
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