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Trial lawyers saw their dreams of striking it rich diminish significantly Wednesday. The Supreme Court ruled that classes for class-action lawsuits must be certified based on facts. Comcast v. Behrend puts lower courts on notice. On Friday, the court should send a warning to the trial bar by agreeing to hear an appeal in the case of the smelly washing machines.
Last spring, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld class certification in Glazer v. Whirlpool, a case in which two Ohio residents claim that their front-loading washing machines emitted unpleasant, but medically harmless, odors.
The U.S. Supreme Court has until Friday to determine whether it will hear an appeal involving a class-action lawsuit against Whirlpool, the nation's largest washing machine manufacturer. Until then, the future of all manufacturing in the United States hangs in the balance.