Nos. 11-8029, 12-8030.

702 F.3d 359 (2012)

Larry BUTLER, et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, Cross-Appellees, v. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Defendant-Appellee, Cross-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided November 13, 2012.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied December 19, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joel S. Neckers , Michael T. Williams , Attorneys, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP, Denver, CO, for Defendant-Appellee, Cross-Appellant.

Jason L. Lichtman , Jonathan D. Selbin , Attorneys, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, New York, NY, Mark P. Chalos , Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Nashville, TN, Richard J. Burke , Complex Litigation Group, LLC, St. Louis, MO, Paul M. Weiss , Julie D. Miller , Complex Litigation Group, LLC, Highland Park, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants, Cross-Appellees.

Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

The parties to this class action suit, which is based on the warranty laws of six states, petitioned us to review separate orders by the district court ruling on motions for class certification filed by the plaintiffs. Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(f). The suit is really two class actions because the classes have different members and different claims, and therefore they should have been severed, though both arise...


Uncompromising quality. Enduring impact.
Your support ensures a bright future for independent legal reporting.

As you are aware we have offered this as a free subscription over the past years and we have now made it a paid service.Look forward to your continued patronage.



Read it with your Leagle account.
Sign in to continue

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases