United States Ninth Circuit

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Just Film, Inc. v. Buono, 14-16132

In an action under RICO, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state law, brought by small businesses and small business owners who leased 'point of sale' credit and debit card processing equipment alleged that the 'LeasingDefendants,”' a group of entities that financed their acquisition of the equipment, defrauded them in a scheme that involved equipment leases and credit card processing services, the district court's orders certifying two national classes pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) are affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in certifying the 'SKS Post-Lease Expiration Class' and the 'Property Tax Equipment Cost Basis Class' to pursue claims under RICO and California state law; and 2) plaintiffs established typicality, commonality, and predominance for the SKS Post-Lease Expiration Class. and the Property Tax Equipment Cost Basis Class.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/07




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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