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Class actions back on Supreme Court’s radar
WASHINGTON – There are plenty of big cases on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, dealing with issues ranging from search and seizure standards to affirmative action. But the case that litigators will be watching most closely, although it may not grab as many headlines, considers a crucial question: Must plaintiffs seeking to certify a class action first prove that class-wide damages can be awarded, and if so, what evidence must they proffer?