U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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January 03, 2008

The Eleventh Circuit declined en banc review of the panel decision.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in support of rehearing en banc a panel decision regarding availibility of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act

May 09, 2007

NCLC urged the Eleventh Circuit to review en banc a panel decision which improperly required defendants seeking removal from state court to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act to provide clear evidence that the amount in controversy satisfied the federal minimum and prohibited any jurisdictional discovery to aid in that determination. In its brief, NCLC argued that such rules would encourage plaintiffs to avoid clarity in their complaints to avoid removal of their cases to federal court, a result contrary to congressional intent.

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