No. 09-8051.

600 F.3d 813 (2010)

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY, INC., et al., Petitioners, v. Richard ALLEN, et al., Respondents.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided April 7, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David B. Johnson, Attorney (submitted), Sidley Austin, Chicago, IL, for Petitioners.

Timothy P. Mahoney, Attorney, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago, IL, for Respondents.

Before POSNER, EVANS, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


American Honda Motor Company and Honda of America Manufacturing (collectively "Honda") seek leave to appeal the district court's grant of class certification pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f). Specifically, Honda asks us to resolve whether the district court must conclusively rule on the admissibility of an expert opinion prior to class certification in this case because that opinion is essential to the certification decision. Since this...

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