Edling Quoted in Law360 re: Amgen Decision

March 25, 2013

"The number of class actions with non-diverse parties, which fall within the specific CAFA exceptions and where the amount in controversy is less than $5 million, were relatively small in number to begin with.  The practice at issue in Standard Fire was sui generis.   While, Standard Fire makes the jurisdictional pleading decision clear, its reach is narrow.  There are specific CAFA excepted class cases — generally those where locality of the harm is state-centric — the amount in controversy is rarely a determinative factor.  For the majority of plaintiff class actions practitioners, I imagine this decision has little impact on their practice."

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