Legal Memorandum: Motion to Decertify a Class in MN

Issue: Under Minnesota law, may a party bring a motion to decertify a class?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Motion to decertify; Revoking a certification order
Jurisdiction: Minnesota
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 06/01/2014

Although motions to decertify may be proper under certain circumstances,

the Court may not disturb its prior certification findings absent some significant intervening event, or a showing of compelling reasons to reexamine the question.  Jermyn v. Best Buy Stores, L.P., 276 F.R.D. 167, 169 (S.D.N.Y.2011)).  Moreover, “[a] court should be wary of revoking a certification order completely at a late stage in the litigation process.”  Id. (quoting Easterling v. Conn. Dep’t of Corr., 278 F.R.D. 41, 42 (D.Conn.2011)).

Gortat v. Capala Bros., 949 F. Supp. 2d 374, 383 (E.D.N.Y. 2013). 


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