“Ascertainability” in the context of civil litigation involves the identification of individuals who qualify for membership in a putative class action. Although not an explicit requirement under Rule 23, since
Aaron Van Nostrand focuses his practice on general and complex litigation on behalf of clients of all sizes. He has wide-ranging experience in commercial litigation and class action defense, as well as breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, product liability, consumer finance, pharmaceutical licensing, real estate and oppressed shareholder litigation. Aaron also litigates and counsels clients in franchise disputes. He represents franchisors in litigation against franchisees involving claims of breach of contract, fraud and consumer fraud, tortious interference, and violation of various state franchise laws. He also regularly represents franchisors in litigation and disputes against third parties in a variety of contexts, such as real estate, construction, and consumer fraud. In addition, he helps clients pursue alternatives to litigation. In recent years, he has served as counsel in individual and class cases in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas.