7th Circ. Remands Sprint Antitrust Texting Case

Law360, New York (January 29, 2010, 1:41 PM EST) -- A federal appellate court has vacated and remanded a lower court's decision to return a lawsuit against Sprint Nextel Corp. in the text messaging antitrust multidistrict litigation to state court.

In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said that a lower court judge did not have enough evidence to ship the case back to state court under the home state exception to the Class Action Fairness Act.

The rule requires a court to decline jurisdiction if...
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