Jessica Scott Wins for USAA in Montana Supreme Court
December 1, 2016 01:27 PM
On November 22, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) partner and IADC member Jessica Scott, along with a WTO team, won reversal of class certification against USAA in bad faith litigation before the Montana Supreme Court. In its published opinion, the Supreme Court reversed a district court’s class certification order and remanded the case for further proceedings. The Supreme Court agreed with WTO’s arguments that the plaintiffs had not proven numerosity or commonality, and it also agreed that the district court hadn’t considered appropriate law in certifying the class. The case is Byorth et al. v. USAA, 2016 MT 32.