In a decision that narrows the path to class certification in federal court, the Fifth Circuit has held that a plaintiff must clear the Daubert hurdle when expert evidence is relevant to the decision of a federal court to certify a class. The decision in Prantil v. Arkema Inc. cements the Fifth Circuit’s viewpoint that
Carson Phillips is an associate in Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group.
Carson earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was executive articles editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, chair of the Negotiation Board (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and a member of the Moot Court Board. Carson also worked with the MacArthur Justice Clinic, helping with the representation of ICE detainees in Mississippi and Louisiana. He earned his B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science from Auburn University.