Section Newsletter Articles on Class Actions
Plaintiffs strike out in bids for remand in Class Action Fairness Act cases
Federal Civil Practice
, March 2012
The Act creates federal diversity jurisdiction over certain class actions in which at least one member of the class is a citizen of a different state from any defendant. 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(2). The Act applies to any class action within the Act’s scope before or after the entry of a class certification order.
Group offers to multiple plaintiffs: When that dog won’t hunt
, December 2008
In an injury case with multiple plaintiffs, it is not unusual for the defendant to make an undifferentiated offer to the group, and let the plaintiffs and their lawyers sort out the appropriate allocation of the amount offered.