Carnival Sets Up CAFA Fight In 11th Circ. Over Wreck Suits

Law360, Miami (June 3, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Carnival Corp. on Friday told the Eleventh Circuit that the plaintiffs in two putative class actions seeking more than $1.3 billion over the sinking of the Costa Concordia split their initial suit to skirt federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.

Carnival attorney Thad Dameris of Hogan Lovells told Law360 that the appeal will be worth watching, as it could potentially go to the U.S. Supreme Court if the Eleventh Circuit disagrees with the Seventh and Ninth circuits' previous stance on what is allowed under...
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