3rd Circ.'s Close Look At Exceptions To CAFA Removal

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 1:16 PM ET) -- Recently, the Third Circuit issued an opinion that addressed two clauses of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) related to remanding class action suits from federal court back to state court: the home state exception and the local controversy rule. While the case at issue was ultimately remanded to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the opinion on the whole was not particularly remand-friendly or pro-plaintiff and deserves a closer read to understand the real implications for future class action litigants battling...
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