9th Circ.’s Chase Ruling To Trigger More PAGA Suits

Law360, San Diego (March 17, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit held last week that Chase Investment Services Corp. can’t rely on the Class Action Fairness Act to remove wage-and-hour claims brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act to federal court, a ruling that lawyers say restricts employers’ ability to boot PAGA cases from plaintiff-friendly state courts and could fuel more PAGA lawsuits.

The three-judge panel found Thursday that the federal district court didn't have jurisdiction over former Chase employee Joseph Baumann’s removed PAGA suit under CAFA.  While CAFA says that suits brought under statutes...
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Case Information

Case Title

Joseph Baumann v. Chase Investment Services Corp, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3790 Other Labor Litigation

Date Filed

April 10, 2012

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