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 Cir. (Posner) Examines Interlocutory Appeals of Class Certification Decisions Under 23(f)

7th Cir. (Posner) Examines Interlocutory Appeals of Class Certification Decisions Under 23(f)

This week we look primarily at interlocutory appeals of class certification decisions under Rule 23(f) through the Seventh Circuit case Driver v. AppleIllinois, LLC authored by Judge Richard Posner. We also take a brief look at another Posner decision in Parko v. Shell Oil Co. addressing certification issues on predominance and numerosity grounds.

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7th Circuit Again Certifies Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Classes

7th Circuit Again Certifies Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Classes

This week we discuss the Seventh Circuit's decision to once more certify the class action cases in Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend.

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Is the Supreme Court Needlessly Using Comcast Corp. v. Behrend to Vacate Certified Classes?

Is the Supreme Court Needlessly Using Comcast Corp. v. Behrend to Vacate Certified Classes?

This installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog provides a discussion of the Supreme Court's recent use of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend to vacate class certification in a number of cases including the Seventh Circuit's decision in Butler v. Sears.

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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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