In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co., LLC v. Owens, 135 S. Ct. 547 (2014) (No. 13-719), the United States Supreme Court addressed the pleading requirements for removal of a class action.  Plaintiffs’ state court action did not allege the amount in controversy.  Defendant removed the action to federal court, alleging the amount in controversy exceeded the jurisdictional amount.  The district court remanded the action to state court, relying on Tenth Circuit decisions requiring a removing party to present evidence supporting the amount in controversy.  The Tenth Circuit declined review.  The Supreme Court reversed, holding that a defendant need only allege plausibly the amount in controversy, it is not required to submit evidence supporting jurisdiction.  As in the case of a plaintiff’s allegation of jurisdiction, the amount alleged in the notice of removal is accepted if made in good faith.  If a party opposes an allegation of the amount in controversy alleged by the plaintiff in the complaint or a defendant in a removal petition, the court will consider the evidence submitted by the parties and decide jurisdiction by a preponderance of the evidence.  The party asserting jurisdiction need not prove to a legal certainty the amount in controversy.