In another decision of interest from May, the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed a judgment for compensatory damages (but reversed the punitive damages award) following a jury verdict in a common-law consumer fraud class action. Strawn v. Farmers Ins. Co., ___ P.3d ___, 2011 WL 1886283 (Or. May 19, 2011).
The opinion's discussion of classwide reliance in a common-law fraud case is of particular interest.