Lambert & Lambert Investors, Inc. v. Harris (Majority)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs brought suit against Defendant on their own behalf and on behalf of all similarly situated persons, alleging that Defendant charged usurious interest rates and engaged in deceptive trade practices when entering into contracts for the sale and purchase of real property with members of the proposed class. The circuit court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, concluding that Ark. R. Civ. P. 23’s requirements of numerosity, commonality, typicality, adequacy, predominance, and superiority had been fulfilled. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in finding that the elements of commonality, predominance, superiority, and typicality had been satisfied and in determining substantive issues during the class-certification stage of the proceedings.