Pastor v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 06-2384
In a class action involving tens of thousands of small claims against an insurance company, denial of class certification is affirmed where the necessity of a separate evidentiary hearing for each class member's claim would remove the benefits of class-action treatment since the aggregate expense of the trial would outweigh the value of the small claims.
- Argued 11/30/2006
- Decided 05/23/2007
- Published 05/23/2007
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Vincent J. Moccio (argued), Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Minneapolis, MN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Michael A. Pope (argued), McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.