Robinson Bradshaw

Jurisdiction: All Jurisdictions

Standing vs. Typicality in Class Actions: Blurry Lines and a Split of Authority

In general, a litigant cannot sue for another person’s injury. In that circumstance, the litigant has no “standing” to pursue those claims. But Rule 23 — at least in a broad sense — allows a class representative to assert claims for her own injuries and for the injuries experienced by others, at least if the […]