The Rule 23(b)(2) class certification standard requires that a class be sufficiently cohesive so that injunctive and declaratory relief may apply to the class as a whole. Punitive damages are inappropriate for a 23(b)(2) class. Class certification proceedings do not require evidence to be in a form that would be admissible at trial.
Samir Faerevik Aarab,
Jacobsen v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2013 MT 244,
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