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Class Action Fairness Act of 2001

United States

Class Action Fairness Act of 2001

Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session on H.R. 2341, February 6, 2002

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Written in English


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Number of Pages190
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Open LibraryOL10113976M
ISBN 100160670993
ISBN 109780160670992

The Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA) (Pub. L. No. , Stat. 4 ()) expanded the federal courts' diversity of citizenship jurisdiction over class action litigation. Congress's intent was, in part, to shift some class action litigation from the state courts to the federal courts.


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Class Action Fairness Act of 2001 by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book will provide both plaintiff and defense counsel with a clearer picture of the statute, its case law, and helpful strategies, so attorneys can make better-informed decisions for their clients.

In addition, The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy includes a comprehensive effort to chronicle the legislative history of CAFA. This. This casebook contains a selection of Federal Court of Appeals decisions that interpret and apply the provisions of the Class Action Fairness Act.

The selection of decisions spans from to the date of publication. For each federal circuit, the cases are listed in the order of frequency of citation. The most cited decisions appear : LandMark Publications. The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy by Gregory C.

Cook (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy comfortably meets that high standard.

Edited by Gregory C. Cook, former cochair of the ABA Section of Litigation's Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee, with chapters contributed by distinguished members of the plaintiffs' and defense class action bars, this handbook comprehensively treats the key considerations attendant to current class.

click to get hearing text. In nearly nine years on the books, the Class Action Fairness Act of (“CAFA”) has generated a host of decisions interpreting its provisions.

Because the state of the law on CAFA—and class actions in general—is in constant flux, practitioners should certainly make use of online resources (like this blog) to stay up to date. the claims of individual class members are aggregated when determining whether CAFA's $5 million jurisdictional threshold is met (28 U.S.C.

§ (d)(6)). On FebruCongress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA), significantly expanding federal diversity jurisdiction over most class actions and mass actions ( Employers throughout the United States may soon begin to fight back in federal court against forum-shopping plaintiff lawyers through the Class Action Fairness Act of (the "Act").

The Act recently became effective when it was signed into law on Febru The Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) gives federal district courts original jurisdiction in most class actions in which “the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $5,” in the aggregate and there is at least minimal diversity of citizenship.

A recent case makes clear that defendants need to be careful what they say to demonstrate the existence of federal jurisdiction. Class Action Fairness Act of In FebruaryCongress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA). CAFA alters class action practice in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

The law: changes the rules for federal diversity jurisdiction and removal, enabling most Class Action Fairness Act of 2001 book class cases to be filed in, or. (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Class Action Fairness Act of ’’.

(b) REFERENCE.—Whenever in this Act reference is made to an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of ti United States Code.

Get this from a library. Class Action Fairness Act of hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session on H.R.February 6, [United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.].

The U.S. Class Action Fairness Act of28 U.S.C. Class Action Fairness Act of 2001 book (d),and –, expanded federal subject-matter jurisdiction over many large class-action lawsuits and mass actions taken in the United States. The bill was the first major piece of legislation of the second term of the Bush Administration.

Business groups and tort reform supporters had lobbied for the legislation. Class Action Fairness Act of - Amends the Federal judicial code to specify the calculation of contingent and other attorney's fees in proposed class action settlements that provide for the award of coupons to class members.

Prohibits a Federal district court from approving: (1) a proposed coupon settlement absent a finding that the. the impact of the Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA) on the federal courts. Phase One found that the number of class actions based on diversity of citizenship jurisdiction filed in or removed to the federal courts increased after CAFA’s effective date.

Phase. Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) in to address a series of well-documented abuses of the class action process.

Among the protections of the act were provisions enabling class action defendants to remove class action cases more readily than had been allowed before. 28 U.S.C. § (d). Shown Here: Passed House amended (03/13/) Class Action Fairness Act of - Establishes a consumer class action bill of rights, including provision for: (1) judicial review and approval of noncash settlements; (2) protection against loss by class members because of payments to class counsel; (3) a prohibition against court approval of a proposed settlement providing for greater payments.

study of the impact of the Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA) on the resources of the federal courts. The following report presents preliminary data on the number, frequency, and types of class action filing and removal activity in the federal district courts between July 1, According to the Class Action Fairness Act: Within 10 days of filing for preliminary approval, all defendants of class action settlements in federal court are required to notify state and federal regulators where any class member may reside.

If defendants are unable to determine the location of any class members, they should give notice to. The Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA) (Pub.Stat. 4 ()) expanded the federal courts’ diversity of citizenship jurisdiction over class action liti-gation. Congress’s intent was, in part, to shift some class action litigation from the state courts to the federal courts.

H.R. (th). To amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and defendants, to outlaw certain practices that provide inadequate settlements for class members, to assure that attorneys do not receive a disproportionate amount of settlements at the expense of class members, to provide for clearer and.

A Section-by-Section Analysis of the Class Action Fairness Act of By Public Citizen Litigation Group Introduction and Offer of Assistance Ironic is too kind a word to describe the title of the Class Action “Fairness” Act of But like it or not (and we don’t), the Act has become law, and we need to learn how to deal with it.

The goal of class action reform, then, is to end the abuses so that the class action device will work effectively to serve its noble purpose of compensating victims, deterring wrongdoers, and protecting consumers. The Department supports each of the three essential components of the ''Class Action Fairness Act of ''.

Class Action Fairness Act of — a law intended to prevent abuses associated with class action lawsuits.

The Act places class action cases under federal jurisdiction (previously, such cases were within the jurisdiction of state courts), provided the amount at issue is greater than $5 million.

Jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of (“CAFA”) attaches to a class action complaint even if a class is never certified. Slip op. at (relying on Cunningham Charter Corp. Learjet, Inc., F.3d(7th Cir. (th). A bill to amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and defendants, and for other purposes.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Get this from a library. Class Action Fairness Act of report together with additional and dissenting views (to accompany H.R.

) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.]. (th). A bill to provide for class action reform, and for other purposes. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. [DOCID: f:publ] [[Page 3]] CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF [[Page STAT.

4]] Public Law th Congress An Act To amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and. Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of (Sec. ) This bill amends the federal judicial code to prohibit federal courts from certifying class actions unless: in a class action seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss, each proposed class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class.

Get this from a library. Class actions and proposed reform in the th Congress: Class Action Fairness Act of [Paul S Wallace; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service,]. 13 Class Action Fairness Act of Hearing Before the House Comm. on the Judiciary, th Cong., 2d Sess.

approved an amended bill, 14 which the House further amended and passed. 15 As passed by the House, H.R. had many of the general features that ultimately found their way into law: protection of class members, expanded. Secondarily, the debate continues because Congress did not address attorney fees to any substantial extent in the Class Action Fairness Act of 1.

In this article, I will use my experience to describe the practice of attorney fee litigation in the class action context. and J Xcel Energy is a public utilities holding. On behalf of the undersigned civil rights and labor organizations, we write to urge you to support an amendment being offered by Senators Kennedy and Cantwell to the Class Action Fairness Act (S.

5), which would exempt civil rights and wage and hour state law cases. Class Action Fairness Act of - (Sec. 3) Amends the Federal judicial code to specify the calculation of contingent and other attorney's fees in proposed class action settlements that provide for the award of coupons to class members.

The Class Action Fairness Act of was signed into law by President Bush on Febru Pursuant to §9, it “shall apply to any civil action commenced on or after the date of enactment of this Act.” The act is the culmination of more than a decade of effort by interested persons to reform the law relating to class action lawsuits.

Recipient: U.S. Senate OPPOSE THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF It Would Impose New and Substantial Limitations on Access to Courts for Victims of DiscriminationDear Senator: We, the 42 undersigned civil rights organizations, write to express the opposition of the civil rights community to S.

the Class Action Fairness Act ofa [ ]. Get this from a library. Class Action Fairness Act of hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, on H.R.[United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.].

The Class Action Fairness Act 1. The Class Action Fairness Act of Reed R. Kathrein, Esq. San Francisco, California [email_address] CLE International – 3 rd Class Actions Annual Conference JanuaryLos Angeles, California 2. In Wright Transportation, Inc.

Pilot Corporation, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the U.S. Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA) confers original federal. The Class Action Fairness Act, also called CAFA, is a United States' law that was enacted in to move many class-action lawsuits from under the jurisdiction of state courts to federal courts.

Proponents of the act argued that cases would be fairer under federal courts, where cases could be judged on a national standard rather than by the mixed bag of state courts.Class Action Fairness Act of (CAFA): Overview This section seems to permit the citizenship of plaintiff class mem-bers to alternatively be determined as of the date the state court complaint was filed or at a later date if facts supporting diversity jurisdiction arise.

It is now a year since the Class Action Fairness Act of became law. The Act modified federal court jurisdiction over class actions in two significant respects.

First, it expanded "diversity jurisdiction" in class actions. And, second, it permitted greater opportunity to remove class actions from state court to federal court.