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Around the Blogosphere: More Musings on Cappuccitti

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The Blogosphere’s been buzzing (relatively speaking) since the Eleventh Circuit’s decision last month in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV.  It’s probably not up there with Lindsay Lohan getting out of jail or Levi Johnston breaking off the engagement to Bristol Palin (again), but we think it’s hotter than either of those in the class action world.  We promised to bring you more news and opinion as they become available, so here’s a post from Andrew Trask at McGuire Woods, who publishes the Class Action Countermeasures blog, positing the idea that Cappuccitti will encourage forum shopping (we at the CAFA Law Blog agree, and have so stated).  Take a look at Andrew’s post:

CAFA Opinion Encourages Forum-Shopping – Cappuccitti v. DirecTV

Followers of this blog have probably noted (and probably with some chagrin) that I rarely discuss just-released cases, because I’m more interested in what we can learn about the strategies in a case than breaking the latest legal news. This case, though, is different, because last week the Eleventh Circuit released an opinion on jurisdiction under the Class Acton Fairness Act (CAFA) that is baffling in large part because it ignores the ways in which parties actually litigate a class action. [Read the rest of the post here.]