Baldwin Mut. Ins. Co. v. McCain, [Ms. 1131058, Feb. 20, 2015] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. 2015). The circuit court
held a hearing on plaintiff's motion to certify a class. The defendant
filed its brief opposing the class certification motion the morning of
the hearing, so the court gave the plaintiff thirty days to file a brief
in response. In that brief, plaintiff used an amended definition of the
proposed class. The circuit court certified that class. The Supreme Court
reverses, holding that, because the circuit court did not hold a hearing
after the amendment of the definition of the proposed class, the circuit
court did not properly follow the requirements of ¤ 6-5-641, Ala.
Code 1975. The Court reverses the order certifying the class and remands
for further proceedings.