Tag: Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles

Supreme Court Closes CAFA Loophole

By Larry Golub
A unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court has restored the integrity of the Class Action Fairness Act, or CAFA. At issue in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles was the transparent attempt by a named plaintiff to ous…

Supreme Court Closes CAFA Loophole

A unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court has restored the integrity of the Class Action Fairness Act, or CAFA. At issue in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles was the transparent attempt by a named plaintiff to ouster federal cou…

Can a Plaintiff Evade CAFA’s Jurisdictional Threshold By Stipulating to the Amount of Damages the Plaintiff Will Seek on Behalf of the Class?

On August 31, 2012, the United States Supreme Court granted review in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles. The issue presented is whether a plaintiff can preclude removal of his state class action complaint under the Class Action Fairness Action of …