Supreme Court calls foul on class action gamesmanship

June 12, 2017 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

The Supreme Court this morning put the kibosh on a tactic by counsel for purported class actions to evade the final judgment rule. In Microsoft v. Baker, involving an alleged design defect in Xbox game consoles, class certification was denied, and the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his case with prejudice, for the sole purpose of jumping … ...