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How to Transfer a CAFA Mass Action to an MDL

by Reed Smith on

We will never forget our first removal under the Class Action Fairness Act. It was circa 2006, shortly after President Bush signed CAFA into law, when we received word of a complaint against our client filed in California...more

Ninth and Tenth Circuits Address Removal Under CAFA's "Mass Action" and "State Action" Provisions

by Carlton Fields on

In Corber v. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, the Ninth Circuit – on rehearing en banc –examined the applicability of the “mass action” provision of CAFA, which provides federal jurisdiction for any civil action in which monetary...more

State AG Lawsuit Not Removable under CAFA, Second Circuit Holds

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

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