On March 17, 2003, WLF filed a brief in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, urging the court to limit the certification of nationwide class actions. WLF argued that plaintiffs’ lawyers often bring such nationwide class actions as a means of coercing a settlement, without regard to the merits of the suits. WLF argued that a nationwide class action was wholly inappropriate in this case (a product liability suit against a car manufacturer, alleging that the cars were outfitted with defective air bags) because different sets of laws apply to class members from different states.