Supreme Court Declines to Hear Lockheed Martin Class Cert Appeal

Today, December 16, 2013, the Supreme Court denied the defendants’ cert petition in Abbott v. Lockheed Martin seeking to overturn the 7th Circuit’s plaintiff friendly decision on class certification. We previously discussed the petition back in October and the 7th Circuit’s decision in August.

What this means is that the case fully returns back to the district court in Illinois for further proceedings. After some motions practice related to class cert and potentially a limited motion for summary judgment as defendants have hinted, this case should proceed to trial unless it is settled by the parties.

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