11th Circ.'s Cappuccitti Ruling Could Undermine CAFA

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling in Cappuccitti v. DirectTV Inc., which held that Class Action Fairness Act cases may only be filed first in federal court when at least one plaintiff's claims exceed $75,000, could create major upheaval in the court system in the unlikely event that it is allowed to stand, attorneys say.

The July 19 ruling created immediate buzz among lawyers working on class action litigation, who generally agreed that the appeals court erred in interpreting the jurisdictional...
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