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Fifth Circuit Discusses Class Certification Requirements

A class of 100 to 150 is sufficiently numerous for class certification (this range "generally satisfied the numerosity requirement" (624); the members were geographically dispersed and unavailable for joinder; some class members might fear retaliation.

At 625: "The test for commonality is not demanding and is met 'where there is at least one issue, the resolution of which will affect all or a significant number of the putative class members.'" Id.: "Like commonality, the test for typicality is not demanding. It 'focuses on the similarity between the named plaintiffs' legal and remedial theories and the theories of those whom they purport to represent."

The court goes on to find the requirements of Rule 23(b)(3), Fed.R.Civ.P., to be met. See: Mullen v. Treasure Chest Casino, LLC, 186 F.3d 620 (5th Cir. 1999).

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Mullen v. Treasure Chest Casino LLC