CAFA Provides Wide Removal Power, NAM Tells High Court

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The National Association of Manufacturers on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling keeping an insurance class action in state court, claiming that the original jurisdiction limitations set by the Class Action Fairness Act do not apply to federal court removal.

Arguing in an amicus curiae brief that CAFA's provision authorizing removal jurisdiction is broader in scope than its provision enlarging original jurisdiction, the NAM claims that the minimum requirements of at least 100 potential class members seeking at least $5 million do...
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