CAFA Creep: Federal Removal Grows After 11th Circ. Case

Law360, New York (April 8, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT) -- In South Florida Wellness Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co. (2014), the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a plaintiff's declaratory judgment alone can satisfy the Class Action Fairness Act's amount in controversy requirement. The Eleventh Circuit's ruling in South Florida Wellness continues the recent trend in the federal courts of strengthening the ability of defendants to remove class actions to federal courts pursuant to CAFA....

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