The court read the “event or occurrence” CAFA exclusion broadly and explained that it can apply to an isolated moment in time.
The plaintiffs alleged that defendant credit reporting agencies violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its California state-law analogues.
The Supreme Court reverses a Third Circuit decision regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and lead plaintiffs.
By Andrew J. McGuinness
The Court held that it was an error for lower courts to refuse to scrutinize the proffered damages model because it would impermissibly invade the merits at class certification.
By Christopher E. Roberts
In the wake of Twombly and Iqbal, here are five lessons to keep in mind when drafting your next complaint.
By Todd Willis
Defense counsel should attack class definitions early.
If you are involved in a multidistrict litigation case it may seem overwhelming—but fear not. Listen as veteran litigator Greg Cook explains the process and rules regarding the Multidistrict Litigation Panel (MDL Panel). (8:12 min)
Rule 23(a) has four elements that must be proven prior to class certification. Listen as Kathryn Honecker explains salient points of one of the elements—numerosity. (14:17 min)
Hear as Jeff Gardner explains how this exception works and the ways in which it may affect your clients. (8:54 min)
The Supreme Court’s First Decision on the Class Action Fairness Act: Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles
The Supreme Court has issued its first decision interpreting the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). In a unanimous decision, the Court held that, prior to certification, a named plaintiff’s stipulation that the putative class would not seek more than $5 million did not defeat jurisdiction under CAFA. (1:01:03)
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Matthew M.K. Stein and Abra C. Bron have provided a brief guide to the statutes governing federal jurisdiction and removal and related interpretative case law.
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