Issues regarding the use of statistical evidence at trial of a class action were recently addressed by the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, in Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 107 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2012).  The court concludes that the trial of an employment class action

Class action trials are so rare that there is little guidance in court opinions on how these cases should be tried, other than hypothetical discussions in class certification decisions regarding how trials might be conducted.  In Strawn v. Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon, recently reported in Legal Newsline and the Soha & Lang Coverage