Geoffrey Scimone v. Carnival Corporation

Order Affirming Denial of Defendant's Motion for Removal

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On July 1, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that plaintiffs in separate lawsuits could not be joined together for purposes of complying with the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).The Court rejected Carnival Corp.'s argument that the lawsuits by 56 and 48 passengers could not be in joined as if they qualified for the 100-plaintiff standard set forth in CAFA

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, International Trade Updates, Maritime Updates, Personal Injury Updates, Transportation Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 11th Circuit, Florida | United States