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Wake Forest Law Review Online





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A trio of cases before the Supreme Court in its current term has the potential to dramatically impact the ability of plaintiffs to bring class actions. By taking up Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, Spokeo v. Robins, and Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, the Court could be signaling that a shift against class actions is underway which could have significant consequences for plaintiffs seeking class certification.

Recently, in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Comcast v. Behrend, and AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the Court handed down decisions that increased the burden on plaintiffs' attorneys to show issues and damages common to all plaintiffs in the proposed class, thereby making class certification increasingly challenging for plaintiffs. If the Court continues its trend, the current trio of cases may further increase the challenges associated with bringing a successful class action.

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Zoe Niesel, What's Coming for Class Actions, 6 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 1 (2016).

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