October 11, 2012

Suing Like a Duck: Attorney General Actions and the Class Action Fairness Act

Philadelphia partner Michael Daly and associate Andrew Reeve wrote an article for BNA’s Class Action Litigation Report titled, “Suing Like a Duck: Attorney General Actions and the Class Action Fairness Act.”

Michael and Andrew discuss the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), which does not directly address whether a parens patriae suit on behalf of a state attorney general belongs in state or federal court. They argue that removing such actions to federal court is consistent with CAFA's legislative purpose, expanding jurisdiction over important interstate matters and preventing jurisdictional gaming and forum shopping.

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