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Posts tagged as “CAFA”

8th Cir. Rejects Challenge to Advertised Discounts as ‘Deceptive’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a putative class action challenging an advertised discount as supposedly deceptive. In so ruling, the Eighth Circuit held that the named plaintiff's allegations failed to meet the "ascertainable loss" requirement under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

7th Cir. Rejects CAFA Removal Under ‘Internal-Affairs’ and ‘Home-State Controversy’ Exceptions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a putative class action removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act lacked federal jurisdiction because it fell within CAFA’s "internal-affairs" and "home-state controversy" exceptions.

2nd Cir. Reverses Class Settlement Citing Various Errors Under Rule 23, CAFA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a trial court's approval of a settlement in a class action case because the trial court presumed the fairness, adequacy, and reasonableness of the proposed settlement on the grounds the settlement was negotiated to at arm's-length failed to assess the fairness, adequacy, and reasonableness of the agreed to attorneys’ fees and incentive payment, and erred in determining the class relief did not constitute "coupons" under the federal Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).

9th Cir. Vacates Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant for CAFA ‘Amount in Controversy’ Deficiencies

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that it could sua sponte question a defendant’s assertions of jurisdiction under the federal Class Action Fairness Act, and that the record did not sufficiently demonstrate that CAFA’s amount-in-controversy requirement was met here because the requisite $5 million amount was not evident from the face of the complaint nor the defendant’s notice of removal and supporting declaration.

4th Cir. Holds Alleged Violation of State Common Law, Statutory Privacy Law Not Enough for Article III Standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed a trial court’s contrary ruling in a putative class action relating to a data breach and remanded the case back to state court for lack of Article III standing.

8th Cir. Holds No Presumption Against Removal in CAFA Cases, Declaration Supporting Removal Improperly Ignored

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently vacated a trial court’s order remanding a defendant's removal to federal court of a putative class action under the federal Class Action Fairness Act. In so ruling, the Eighth Circuit held that CAFA did not contain a presumption that class action cases should be remanded to state court, and the trial court failed to properly consider a declaration provided by the defendant in support of the request for removal under CAFA.

7th Cir. Affirms Denial of Remand in CAFA Putative Class Action, Holds ‘Local Controversy’ Exception Inapplicable  

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the denial of a motion to remand to state court a putative class action removed to federal court under the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

11th Cir. Holds CAFA Does Not Allow Appeals from Sua Sponte Remand Orders

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a defendant’s motion for leave to appeal in a case that was previously removed to federal court pursuant to the federal Class Action Fairness Act after the federal trial court sua sponte remanded the case back to state court.