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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2020

This Week at The Ninth: Answers and Amounts in Controversy

This week, we take a look at two decisions tackling novel procedural issues. In the first, the Court strictly applied the amount-in-controversy…

Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 10 Nov 2020

Three Point Shot - Newsletter

The roulette wheel came to a stop on Double Zero for social casino app operator Huuuge, Inc. ("Huuuge"), which, after a two-year-long string of…

Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 25 Sep 2020

California Employment Law Notes

Timothy King sued his former employer for defamation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and breach of the implied covenant of good…

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 14 Sep 2020

Ninth Circuit: two pro-defendant decisions clarify burdens regarding CAFA’s $5 million jurisdictional threshold

Class defendants prefer federal court. In any putative class action filed in state court, the first issue to analyze is whether the case can be…

Maurice Wutscher LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2020

9th Cir. Holds ‘Reasonably Possible’ Punitive Damages Award Supports CAFA Removal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a defendant that relies on potential punitive damages to satisfy the amount in…

Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2020

This Week at The Ninth: CAFA and Dog Food Deception

This week, the Ninth Circuit decided cases involving Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, allegedly deceptive prescription pet food, and…

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 20 Mar 2020

Foundry Employees’ Action is a “Mass Action” Subject to Removal Under the Class Action Fairness Act

The Eleventh Circuit has clarified the scope of the “local event exception” to the federal-court jurisdiction over “mass actions” conferred by the…

Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 26 Nov 2019

Eleventh Circuit Holds That Face Value of Policies Establishes the Amount-In-Controversy for Equitable Claims

The life insurance industry has seen a significant number of class actions brought against it for allegedly wrongful conduct in increasing the cost of…

Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 25 Nov 2019

7th Circ. Ruling Forms Split On CAFA Jurisdictional Discovery

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit left in its wake a circuit split affecting the class action bar…

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 14 Nov 2019

Ninth Circuit makes multiple pro-removal rulings in reversing sua sponte CAFA remand

Virtually every defendant facing a state court class action will examine its potential removability under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”)…
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