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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Get the Scoop on the First CAFA Supreme Court Case

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Well, it took a few years, but the U.S. Supreme Court finally took a CAFA case:  Standard Insurance Co. v. Knowles.  As our brilliant readers already know, the Class Action Fairness Act has generated extensive litigation on damages stipulations since its 2005 enactment, but the law remains unsettled.  However, our very own CAFA Law Blog experts, Anthony Rollo, Michael [...]

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Got Left Behind by the Rapture?

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Feeling a little glum because you were Left Behind after the Rapture on May 21, 2011?  Well don’t feel so bad. All of us at the CAFA Law Blog were Left Behind too. Although there is one that I wish had not been Left Behind.  We have just the thing to help you feel better.  In [...]

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In Memoriam: John Martin

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Our readers who have followed the CAFA Law Blog for any length of time know that we are often irreverent, and don’t mind poking fun at anyone, ourselves included. Our long-time readers also know that the CAFA Law Blog is a “family effort,” and we consider our four person senior editorial group, our dozen analysts and [...]

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More on Cappuccitti: Plaintiffs file petition for en banc rehearing, saying Eleventh Circuit incorrectly interpreted CAFA.

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How often does this happen? The plaintiffs file a class action lawsuit. The defendant moves to dismiss. The district court rules. The aggrieved party appeals. The appellate court decides, sua sponte, that it didn’t have subject matter jurisdiction in the first place. Both sides file petitions for rehearing, and both make very similar arguments as to why the appellate court is [...]

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The CAFA Experts

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Our loyal, smart, and sexy readers already know how much we know about CAFA, but just in case you had any misgivings, here is a small sample of what we have been doing (other than summarizing hundreds of cases. The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) recently turned to our very own Anthony Rollo to provide commentary [...]

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Don’t Be Shy. Drop Us a Line.

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Just a friendly reminder to our adoring readers—the CAFA Law Blog is designed to be interactive, and to allow you to respond immediately and easily to our posts with questions or comments, through the “Post A Comment/Question” buttons at the bottom of each post. The CAFA Law Blog further invites you to “Contact Us,” through [...]

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Looking for a Daily Dose of CAFA?

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Your smart, sexy editors and analysts at the CAFA Law Blog are just itching to give you a daily dose of CAFA.  Think of it as our holiday gift to you.  It beats regifting fruit cake.  So, how do you ensure you get a daily dose?  Well just read a little further.  With fresh CAFA [...]

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Why Won’t You Talk To Me? You Never Talk To Me? What Are you Thinking?

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No, we’re not channeling the ghosts of girlfriends-past. Just dropping a friendly reminder that the CAFA Law Blog is a fully-interactive gizmo (thingamajig for you techies). Despite what you may think, we don’t sit on high waiting to pounce on any goofball who dares speak CAFA to us. In reality, we’re pretty lonely and just want someone to [...]

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Rob Base Was Right.

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While we don’t always agree with Mr. Base (mostly on the Whopper v. Big Mac debate), the man was dead-on when he waxed-philosophic with E-Z Rock in his treatise “Ruminations on Compulsory Joinder”—a/k/a “It Takes Two.”  See it here. Since 2005 we’ve been here serving as your one-stop-shop for all things CAFA. Most of you long-time [...]

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To Avoid Rejection, Make Sure Your Coupon Has All the Trimmings!

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Navigating the Minefield: Lessons of Figueroa v. Sharper Image and Defense Counsel’s Guide to Settling Coupon Based Class Actions After CAFA, 15 No. 8 Andrews Class Action Litigation Report 1.  In their article, David L. Aronoff and Saul S. Rostamian offer suggestions to defense counsel regarding how to successfully structure coupon-based class action settlements post-CAFA.

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Who? What? When? Where? Why? Three Scholars Discuss CAFA’s Role Surrounding the Issue of Multidistrict Litigation.

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Proceedings of the Tulane Law Review Symposium.  The Problem of Multidistrict Litigation, 82 Tul. L. Rev. 2225, 2369, and 2423 (June, 2008). Admit it. You watched every single presidential (and vice-presidential) debate waiting with bated breath to see the candidates actually debate an issue rather than deliver a stump speech. Because we know you were disappointed (like us), [...]

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