Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
James F. Jorden, (Argued), Waldemar J. Pflepsen, Jr., Paul A. Fischer, Richard Karpinski, Stephen H. Goldberg, Jorden, Burt, Boros, Cicchetti, Berenson & Johnson LLP 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W. Suite 400 East Washington, D.C. 20007
William T. Hangley, Michael Lieberman, Hangley, Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin One Logan Square — 27th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attorneys for Appellant.
John M. Elliott, Thomas J. Elliott, Henry F. Siedzikowski, (Argued), Mark A. Kearney, Timothy T. Myers, Brian J. McCormick, Elliott, Reihner, Siedzikowski & Egan, P.C., 925 Harvest Drive P.O. Box 3010 Blue Bell, PA 19422, Attorney for Appellees.
Evan M. Tager, Mayer, Brown & Platt 1909 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 Victoria E. Fimea, American Council of Life Insurers 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004-2599, Attorneys for Amicus-Appellant, American Council of Life Insurers.
Before: SCIRICA, FUENTES and GARTH, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
OPINION OF THE COURT
GARTH, Circuit Judge:
LifeUSA appeals the January 13, 2000 order (filed January 19, 2000) of the District Court which certified a class of plaintiffs who had purchased LifeUSA "Accumulator" annuity policies between August 1, 1989 to the present. In its order certifying a class, the District Court focused entirely on the alleged pre-sale misrepresentations of LifeUSA agents in the marketing, advertising, and sales of the Accumulator...
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