11th Circ. Says Citigroup Cash-Advance Suit Belongs In US

Law360 (July 1, 2020, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit in a published opinion Wednesday reversed a Florida federal judge's decision to dismiss a cash-advance fraud suit against Citigroup based on the finding it belonged in Mexico, remanding the case back to the Sunshine State and saying the wrongdoings involved "reverberated in the United States."

The three-judge panel held that U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles mistakenly gave only "reduced" deference to the 39 plaintiffs' venue choice when he granted Citigroup's motion to dismiss, which argued the United States court wasn't the right forum.

In reversing the district judge's decision, the panel also said Citigroup "had the burden of persuasion" but didn't support...

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