Mealey's Labor & Employment - 9th Circuit: Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over PAGA Suit Under CAFA

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 13 ordered a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) to be sent back to state court after determining that a federal court could not exercise jurisdiction over the case under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) (Joseph Baumann, et al. v. Chase Investment Services Corp., et al., No. 12-55644, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4777).

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