A California state trial judge has refused to certify a class that could have included 40 million customers claiming to have bought Sears Roebuck & Co.'s Craftsman tools under the mistaken belief that they were made in the United States. The judge ruled that the putative class had "serious problems" with its claims, which he found overly broad and lacking in uniformity.
Judge denies class certification in Craftsman tool case
The National Law Journal
December 6, 2012
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