Appellate Law News and Insights

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Fundamentally Identical Relatedness Standard

Published: Mar 24, 2022
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On March 16, 2022, in a unanimous decision the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court ruling that a securities class action and a later-filed opt out action were related claims, and thus the subsequent action was excluded from coverage under later-issued policies. First Solar, Inc. v. Natl. Union Fire Ins....

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Seventh Circuit Addresses Mandatory Local Controversy Exception To The Class Action Fairness Act

Published: Mar 22, 2022
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Since its enactment in 2005, the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) has provided defendants with additional opportunities to remove state-law claims to federal court. Among other things, the statute expands federal courts' diversity jurisdiction to cases where at least one proposed class member is a citizen of a state different...

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“Surprised” Court Of Appeal Rules That PAGA Plaintiffs Have No Right To A Jury

Published: Mar 08, 2022
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On February 18, 2022, in LaFace v. Ralphs Grocery Co., 2022 WL 498847 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 18, 2022), the California Court of Appeal (2nd District) ruled in a published decision that there is no right to a jury trial in claims brought under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The question was...

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