CAFA Removal and Remand: Key Developments for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel
Lessons from Recent Cases on Amount-in-Controversy, State AG Suits, Joint Trials and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine key recent developments in Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) removal and remand, analyze the impact of recent cases for class action practitioners, and offer strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel for obtaining or defeating removal or remand.
- Case law developments on CAFA removal
- Defense strategies to obtain removal and defeat remand
- Plaintiff strategies to defeat removal or obtain remand
The panel will address these and other key issues:
- How have recent Supreme Court and Circuit Court of Appeals cases addressed CAFA removal standards?
- Do federal courts retain jurisdiction even after class certification is denied or diversity is destroyed?
- What post-removal events or circumstances can result in a remand to state court?
Can attorney general cases ever be removed to federal court?
Do plaintiffs need to put forward evidence to rebut a defendant’s amount-in-controversy argument?
Does the Supreme Court’s Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. LLC v. Owens ruling extend beyond CAFA cases?
Jeffrey A. Holmstrand
Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso
Mr. Holmstrand focuses his state-wide practice on defending products liability, mass torts/class action and... | Read More
Mr. Holmstrand focuses his state-wide practice on defending products liability, mass torts/class action and complex insurance disputes. He has both acted as lead trial counsel and worked with national counsel in cases involving a wide variety of products including tobacco, prescription medicines, chemicals, and motor vehicles and their tires. He also has an active appellate practice.Close
Kanner and Whiteley
Mr. Kanner has acquired a national reputation in the fields of complex litigation, environmental law and consumer... | Read More
Mr. Kanner has acquired a national reputation in the fields of complex litigation, environmental law and consumer fraud. Many of his cases have become leading precedents or led to legislative or regulatory changes. Mr. Kanner has served as an adjunct professor at a number of law schools throughout the U.S. and is the current Chair of the ABA’s Environmental Litigation Trial Practice Sub-Committee.Close
Jessica D. Miller
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Ms. Miller has broad experience in the defense of purported class actions and other complex civil litigation with a... | Read More
Ms. Miller has broad experience in the defense of purported class actions and other complex civil litigation with a focus on product liability matters and multidistrict litigation proceedings. She has been responsible for case coordination, strategy, and law and motions in numerous federal and state court coordinated proceedings involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices and industrial products. Ms. Miller speaks frequently at seminars and symposia on litigation-related issues.Close