U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a limited record on class actions and mass torts, but many of his rulings favor businesses, lawyers say, raising the likelihood that he would favor the defense in such cases.

As a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh has had few dealings with class actions or mass torts. His rulings have focused largely on regulatory matters. But he’s sided mostly with parties fighting regulatory action and, in some circumstances, provided a glimpse of how he would rule in class actions.

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