I am glad Duran v.

I am glad Duran v. US Bank was finally decided by the California Supreme Court. Allowing a verdict to be made on a class action based on a sample size of 20, including the two class representatives shows Judge Freeman of Oakland’s “lack of Depth” of fundamental principles of statistics. In many respects the case does not stand for anything more than Judge Freeman disregarded objections by statisticians, and exhibited an insufficient amount of information about statistics to ever sit as a trial judge in a case in which sampling could have been or should have been properly used.  These mistakes, largely fueled by arrogance, ended up costing both sides considerable delay and money. This is a prime example of how a judge, especially one given more power than others, abuses power.   I am sorry if this offends any of his fans, but this is my opinion.