Monthly Archives July 2014

The Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) streamlines removal of cases to federal court if certain requirements are met.  A court acquires federal jurisdiction over a class action with at least 100 class members, an amount in controversy in excess of $5,000,000 in the aggregate, and at least minimal diversity of citizenship—i.e. any class member with citizenship diverse from any defendant. …

On March 14, 2014, we wrote about a district court examining the merits of a plaintiff’s claims when addressing the amount in controversy requirement upon removal of a case from state to federal court.  [Click here to view].  McDaniel v. Fifth Third Bank (M.D. Fla. Feb. 28, 2014). To recap, the plaintiff filed a class action complaint against Fifth Third Bank…

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