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Brad Pitt Charity Suit Belongs In State Court, La. Judge Says

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit alleging Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built shoddy homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina should be heard in state court, finding the case’s local nature requires the dispute to be handled there.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sided Wednesday with a proposed class of homeowners, saying their residency in Louisiana and Make It Right’s business activities in the state requires remand under the Class Action Fairness Act. While Judge Fallon determined that the amount in controversy exceeded the $5 million threshold needed for federal jurisdiction, he determined the case...

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October 24, 2018

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