Class action trials. It is probably safe to say that more lawyers have seen a double rainbow or climbed Mt. Everest than have tried a class action case. Most practice guides offer little or no commentary on the unique trial issues that can arise in class cases.
The article goes on to discuss (from a defense perspective, as the title promises) some of those issues, including "how to explain the class action to the jury," "the absence of a strong plaintiff representative at trial," and "the predominance of live witnesses on the defense side." For plaintiffs' attorneys, the lesson is to be sure you make a strong showing of aggrieved plaintiff-side witnesses.