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Got Some Free Time This Weekend?

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Tired of watching the Weather Channel to see who is getting smashed this weekend by a Hurricane?  Not interested in any of the non-conference rent -a-win college football games this weekend?  Then, boy, have we got the thing for you!  How about learning some of the cool features of the CAFA Law Blog?

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You Can’t Handle the Truth! Perceived Differences in State and Federal Court Treatment of Class Actions Debunked … and with Empirical Evidence at That.

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Thomas E. Willging & Shannon R. Wheatman, Attorney Choice of Forum In Class Action Litigation: What Difference Does it Make? 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 591 (Jan. 2006). Is there a better way to discuss CAFA implications than through movie analogies? Of course not. Why not throw in an analogy to the blockbuster A Few Good Men?  […]

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From Sea to Shining Sea . . . Consumer Financial Services Practitioners Will Discuss CAFA and Class Action Issues.

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Hmmmm. Choices, Choices. The Practicing Law Institute is sponsoring the 12th Annual Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco in 2007.  First up on the agenda, after some coffee and a sweet roll, will be a panel discussion regarding recent developments in class action litigation specifically including the following topics: […]

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Single, Attractive, and Wealthy Group Looking for Deep Spiritual Relationship or Friends With Benefits, Whichever is Easiest.

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The Editors of the CAFA Law Blog are looking for meaningful relationships with its readers or merely quickie comments. We thought it would be a good time to remind you of some of the features of the CAFA Law Blog.   The CAFA Law Blog is designed to be interactive, and to allow you to respond immediately and […]

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Happy Holidays from the CAFA Law Blog

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The editors of the CAFA Law Blog and its publisher, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers "Warmest Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season."  McGlinchey recently sent out an electronic antimated holiday card to clients and friends, complete with sound, and we at the CAFA Law Blog, in […]

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Because I’m Good Enough; I’m Smart Enough, and, Doggonit, People Just Like Me!” – That’s Right: What You Have to Say about CAFA is Valuable, and the CAFA Law Blog Would Love to Hear It in the Form of a “Guest Post!”

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You may lie awake at night, thinking sugarplum thoughts about burning issues surrounding the Class Action Fairness Act. And you may, in the darkest hours before dawn, think that your ideas are unoriginal or mundane or even, simply wrong. But that negativity could be just your critical inner thoughts – those doubts that make you […]

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Put It On The ‘Fridge: A Few of Our Own Bring Home an Article Espousing a Novel and Somewhat Controversial Argument Regarding the Class Action Fairness Act’s Jurisdictional Burden of Proof.

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Anthony Rollo, H. Hunter Twiford III, and John Rouse, CAFA Enunciates A New Burden Of Proof Standard For Federal Jurisdiction, Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Vol. 10, Issue 5 (August 9, 2006). There aren’t many mantles of honor that hold a higher distinction than the refrigerator door, so when three of our own editors, Anthony […]

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Uncle Sam Wants You…to Have an Outstanding 4th of July but also to Comment on CAFA

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We invite, and in fact implore you, to contribute any submission discussing cases, articles, legislative history, or any other issue surrounding the Class Action Fairness Act that you find interesting. Just send us your submission in Microsoft Word format, and try to limit your thoughts to under 600 words. We, of course, reserve the right not to post […]

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We Want You! – For CAFA Law Blog’s Guest Commentator’s Series: Have something to say about the Class Action Fairness Act? Its your duty to send it our way.

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   We invite, and in fact implore you to contribute any submission discussing cases, articles, legislative history, or any other issue surrounding the Class Action Fairness Act that you find interesting. Just send us your submission in Microsoft Word format, and try to limit your thoughts to under 600 words. We, of course, reserve the right not to […]

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“Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and, doggonit, people just like me!” – That’s right: what you have to say about CAFA is valuable, and the CAFA Law Blog would love to hear it in the form of a “Guest Post!”

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You may lie awake at night, thinking sugarplum thoughts about burning issues surrounding the Class Action Fairness Act. And you may, in the darkest hours before dawn, think that your ideas are unoriginal or mundane or even, simply wrong.  But that negativity could be just your critical inner thoughts – those doubts that make you […]

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Class act on class actions: American Law Institute takes on the Law of Aggregate Actions at 83rd Annual Meeting.

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While everyone would acknowledge that Washington is chock full of lawyers every day, the town’s legal I.Q. soars even higher this week while the American Law Institute is assembled at its Eighty-Third Annual Meeting on May 15th, 16th and 17th. One item on their “to do” list: consider adoption of a restatement of the principles […]

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On notice: the OCC provides guidance to financial institutions about CAFA notice requirements in class action settlements.

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Some how-to advice regarding the Class Action Fairness Act’s notice requirements is presented in the bulletin issued recently by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Designed to help financial institutions comply with CAFA’s requirements, OCC Bulletin 2006-20 dated April 21, 2006 sums up what covered entities must do when providing notice of a […]

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COMING SOON — CAFA Law Blog presents “The CAFA Revolution, Year 1 — Confusion on the Battlefield.” A 90 minute interactive audio/visual Live Webcast (via fast Internet connection). Program details and registration information to be announced.

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Happy birthday, CAFA. And what a first year CAFA’s had! The CAFA Law Blog is preparing to celebrate CAFA’s First Birthday, so we decided to throw a party. Not that we needed a reason to throw a party, but we recognized that the passage of the Class Action Fairness Act in February of 2005 so […]

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