Retired Alameda County Superior Court Judge Ronald Sabraw says that motions for class certification are becoming so complex that preparing for one has become almost like preparing for trial both in terms of discovery and presentation of evidence.
"The days of having a 30-minute class certification hearing are long gone."
It depends upon the case, of course. We had one last year that was slightly under 30 minutes. We had another that fit well within Judge Sabraw's description.