Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has granted cert. on a limited question in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, no. 11-864:
The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: “Whether a district court may certify a class action without resolving whether the plaintiff class has introduced admissible evidence, including expert testimony, to show that the case is susceptible to awarding damages on a class-wide basis.”
I hope to have more on this development, including the cert. petition and other documents, later.
UPDATE: The following links to documents from the Behrend case are courtesy of SCOTUSblog: