Alan S. Kaplinsky

Alan S. Kaplinsky

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Supreme Court To Decide Evidentiary Requirements for Removal Notices in Class Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the issue of what, if any, evidence a defendant must present in a notice of removal to remove a case to federal court based on the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). In granting the...more

4/9/2014 - CAFA Class Action Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens Evidence Removal SCOTUS

State Attorney General Lawsuit Not Removable under CAFA, Supreme Court Holds

Resolving a conflict in the circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a parens patriae action brought by a state attorney general is not removable from state to federal court as a “mass action” under the...more

1/15/2014 - CAFA Class Action Parens Patriae Removal SCOTUS

State AG Lawsuit Not Removable under CAFA, Second Circuit Holds

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a parens patriae action brought by a state attorney general is not removable from state to federal court as a “class action” under the Class Action Fairness Act....more

1/16/2013 - Attorney Generals CAFA Class Action Parens Patriae Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Removal

Fifth Circuit Allows Defendants To Remove Mississippi Attorney General Lawsuit to Federal Court

In a decision that squarely conflicts with three other circuit courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a price-fixing case initiated by the State of Mississippi against various LCD display makers must be...more

11/30/2012 - CAFA Price-Fixing Removal

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