Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ninth Circuit: Defendants Can Remove Without Waiting for Triggering Pleading

Since the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 lightened the burden for defendants seeking to remove class actions to federal court, there have been ample cases involving gamesmanship over the amount in controversy. A related question has arisen: If a

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Attorney Fees and Coupon Settlements: A Cautionary Tale from the Ninth Circuit

When Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, its primary purpose was to curb perceived abuses of class actions. One of CAFA’s principal targets was the coupon settlement, in which defendants compensate class members through coupons or vouchers

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