Amchem Products v. Windsor
Significance, The Proper Question Of Class Certification, Breyer Urges Action, Further Readings
Amchem Products and 19 other companies
George Windsor and other individuals
Appellants desired to settle a large class-action suit with a number of individuals and families; respondents in this case were a group of persons involved in the suit who objected to the settlement under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Justices for the Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (writing for the Court), Anthony M. Kennedy, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas
Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens, (Sandra Day O'Connor did not participate)
Date of Decision
25 June 1997
That the "sprawling class" represented in the large class-action settlement did not constitute a class at all under Rule 23.
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