Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and Insurance Industry Class Actions was prepared in 2007 by the Insurance Litigation Group of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and Insurance Industry Class Actions addresses the requirements of class certification in the order of the language of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23. It places particular focus on cases involving the predominance requirement of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3). This publication also briefly discusses the differing requirements of class certification with respect to a settlement class. Additionally, it includes an analysis of the few published insurance industry class action cases in which the court reached the merits of the case.For further information, please contact a member of Hinshaw’s Insurance Litigation Group or your regular Hinshaw attorney.This booklet has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.