CAFA Removal OK Under High Court’s Dart Cherokee: 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (April 1, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court order remanding a consumer class action suit against Nationstar Mortgage LLC to state court, saying that removal under the Class Action Fairness Act was timely in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dart Cherokee.

The high court’s December 2014 ruling in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. LLC v. Owens lowered the bar for removal of class action suits from state to federal court.

Lead plaintiff Laura Zamora Jordan filed a proposed class action against...
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