Tag Archives: Class Action

Jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act

The Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) gives federal courts jurisdiction of class actions where the matter in controversy exceeds $5 million.  The U.S. Supreme Court considered the question of whether a named class representative can avoid application of CAFA by stipulating that he will not seek damages that exceed $5 million in Standard Fire Ins. … Continue Reading

Experts in Class Actions Subject to Daubert

A lot has already been written about the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes opinion decided this week, but there’s one little ditty that class action practitioners will want to take note of. As part of their motion for class certification, the Plaintiffs used an expert who conducted a social framework analysis of the culture and … Continue Reading