The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has announced new law concerning the predominance requirement of class certification.

Reversing the denial of class certification in cases challenging the strip search of inmates in Nassau County, N.Y., the court said a judge may certify a class as to a specific issue under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4)(A) where “the entire claim” does not satisfy the requirement that a common issue predominates.

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