Yokoyama v. Midland Nat'l. Life Ins. Co., No. 07-16825 - - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Yokoyama v. Midland Nat'l. Life Ins. Co., No. 07-16825

In a class action claiming that an insurance company marketed annuities through deceptive practices in violation of Hawaii's Deceptive Practices Act, the denial of class certification is reversed, where there were no individualized issues of subjective reliance under Hawaii law that would defeat commonality.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted November 20, 2008

Filed August 28, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Schroeder

Counsel

For Appellants:

James J. Bickerton, Honolulu, HI

For Appellee:

Robert D. Phillips, Oakland, CA