The class certification issues in this case are "logically antecedent" to Article III concerns and also pertain to statutory standing, "which may properly be treated before Article III standing...."
The Court disapproves the use of mandatory settlement-only class certification on a limited fund theory in tort cases, based partly on the history and nature of limited fund practice and partly on Seventh Amendment and due process concerns. It finds numerous more specific reasons to disapprove the certification in this case. See: Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corporation, 119 S.Ct. 2295 (1999).
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|Cite||119 S.Ct. 2295 (1999)|