11th Circ. Reverses Itself On Class Action Threshold

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Three federal appeals court judges on Friday reversed their own earlier ruling in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV Inc., which attorneys had believed would entirely defeat the purpose of the Class Action Fairness Act by requiring at least one plaintiff to have a claim of at least $75,000.

Judges Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Charles R. Wilson and David M. Ebel put to rest concerns that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit had shut itself out as a jurisdiction for the majority of class actions, saying upon...
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