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Cable - Opp to Cert Petition

Cable - Opp to Cert Petition

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Published by Daniel Charest
The Class's opposition to Comcast's cert petition.
The Class's opposition to Comcast's cert petition.

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Published by: Daniel Charest on Apr 11, 2012
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No. 11-864
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In The
Supreme Court of the United States
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---------------------------------COMCAST CORPORATION, COMCASTHOLDINGS CORPORATION, COMCAST CABLECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., COMCAST CABLECOMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., andCOMCAST CABLE HOLDINGS, LLC,
 Petitioners,
v.CAROLINE BEHREND, STANFORD GLABERSON,JOAN EVANCHUK-KIND, and ERIC BRISLAWN,
 Respondents.
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On Petition for a Writ of Certiorarito the United States Court of Appealsfor the Third Circuit
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BRIEF IN OPPOSITION TOPETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
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---------------------------------B
 ARRY
B
 ARNETT
 
Counsel of Record
D
 ANIEL
H. C
HAREST
 S
USMAN
G
ODFREY
L.L.P.901 Main Street, Suite 5100Dallas, TX 75202Tel: (214) 754-1900bbarnett@susmangodfrey.com A
NTHONY
J. B
OLOGNESE
 J
OSHUA
H. G
RABAR
 B
OLOGNESE
& A
SSOCS
., LLCTwo Penn Center Plaza1500 JFK Blvd., Suite 320Philadelphia, PA 19102Tel: (215) 814-6750S
 AMUEL
D.H
EINS
 V
INCENT
J. E
SADES
 D
 AVID
W
OODWARD
 H
EINS
M
ILLS
& O
LSON
, P.L.C.310 Clifton AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55403Tel: (612) 338-4605J
OSEPH
G
OLDBERG
 F
REEDMAN
B
OYD
 H
OLLANDER
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& D
UNCAN
, P.A.20 First Plaza, Suite 700 Albuquerque, NM 87102Tel: (505) 842-9960
Counsel for Respondents
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COCKLE LAW BRIEF PRINTING CO. (800) 225-6964OR CALL COLLECT (402) 342-2831
 
i
QUESTION PRESENTED
 Whether the court of appeals properly affirmedan order granting class certification, which the dis-trict court rendered after conducting a four-day evi-dentiary hearing, considering expert and fact witnesstestimony, reviewing documentary evidence, enter-taining extensive argument and briefing, and makingexhaustive fact findings on issues necessary for alllive Rule 23 determinations, even when such issuesoverlapped with the merits, but declining to reachmerits issues unnecessary to make Rule 23 determi-nations at the class certification stage.
 
iiTABLE OF CONTENTSPageQuestion Presented ................................................ iTable of Contents .................................................... iiTable of Appendices ................................................ iiTable of Authorities ................................................ iiiStatement of the Case ............................................ 1Reasons for Denying the Petition .......................... 11I. The courts below certified the class usingthe same standard as
 Falcon
and
 Dukes
.... 12II. The Third Circuit’s “rigorous analysis” putsit squarely in line with the Eighth andNinth Circuits as well as other circuits ...... 17III. At bottom, Comcast disputes the districtcourt’s fact findings ...................................... 23Conclusion ............................................................... 26TABLE OF APPENDICESOrder, dated May 3, 2007, certifying the Phila-delphia class ....................................................... RA-1Order, dated March 30, 2009, decertifying thePhiladelphia class .............................................. RA-3Handout expressing the Rule 23 hearing’sstandard, provided October 9, 2009, fromJudge Padova to parties for comment in pre-hearing conference ............................................. RA-7

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