Sarah Day Hurley, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, Procedural Reforms for Interstate Class Actions, South Carolina Lawyer, July 2005.
All of you that practice under the Palmetto and Cresent should take a look at a July 2005 article in the South Carolina Lawyer aptly entitled “The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, Procedural Reforms for Intestate Class Actions.” The author touches on important jurisdictional changes produced by the statute including CAFA’s expansion of federal jurisdiction over class actions, CAFA’s affect on removal, and CAFA’s exception allowing appeal of remand orders. The article also briefly addresses CAFA’s Consumer Bill of Rights and how CAFA provisions affect mass actions. If you are not familiar with the procedural changes produced by CAFA or simply need a refresher, this just might be worth your time.
Find it on Westlaw at: 17-JUL S.C. Law. 25