Justices Weigh Class Action Fairness Act's Removal Power

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 6:51 PM EST) -- Attorneys disputing when a class action can be removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act sparred before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could eliminate plaintiffs' ability to keep actions in state court by agreeing to limit damages to $5 million.

The high court heard oral arguments over the proper venue for a proposed class action claiming that Standard Fire Insurance Co. underpaid property damage claims under Arkansas homeowners' policies. The insurer is challenging a stipulation in which named...
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