When Does CAFA Jurisdiction Cease After Class Certification is Denied?

When Does CAFA Jurisdiction Cease After Class Certification is Denied?

Focusing on two recent decisions from the Second and Third Circuits, this post looks to what happens to federal court jurisdiction under CAFA once class certification is no longer an option.

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7th Circuit (Posner) Examines CAFA Amount in Controversy in Light of Knowles & Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

7th Circuit (Posner) Examines CAFA Amount in Controversy in Light of Knowles & Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

This week we look at the Seventh Circuit (Posner) decision in Johnson v. Pushpin Holdings, LLC that examined whether a named plaintiff in a class action could stipulate to limit damages recovery to below the $5 million threshold requirement for federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). The case also, briefly, stepped into the realm of examining the Rooker-Feldman doctrine that bars review of a state court decision by a federal court other than the Supreme Court and how that might apply to removal under the CAFA.

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7th Circuit: Impact of Defendant’s Exposure on Rule 23(f) Class Cert Appeal & Novel Issues of the TCPA

7th Circuit: Impact of Defendant’s Exposure on Rule 23(f) Class Cert Appeal & Novel Issues of the TCPA

This week's discussion focuses on a decision out of the Seventh Circuit by noted jurist Hon. Richard Posner that examines the impact of the magnitude of a defendant's liability on the determination of whether to exercise Rule 23(f) to permit an interlocutory appeal of class certification. The case also discusses numerous novel issues of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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7th Circuit Examines Boundaries of Class Action Fairness Act

7th Circuit Examines Boundaries of Class Action Fairness Act

This week's post takes a look at the Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Addison Automatics, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty. Ins. Co. that sheds some light on the boundaries of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), but does so by utilizing a mechanism that left your author questioning the wisdom of the specific procedural result.

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Class Action Fairness Act: Amount in Controversy after Knowles

Class Action Fairness Act: Amount in Controversy after Knowles

In this installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog by Pavlack Law, LLC, we discuss the Class Action Fairness Act's amount in controversy requirement in light of the United States Supreme Court decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles.

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