Mealey's Insurance - General Rule Regarding Federal Jurisdiction Controls, 5th Circuit Rules, Reverses

Mealey's Insurance - General Rule Regarding Federal Jurisdiction Controls, 5th Circuit Rules, Reverses

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 26 found that the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) continues to provide jurisdiction over 58 subrogation lawsuits arising from hurricanes Katrina and Rita notwithstanding their severance from the class, reversing a federal court's ruling that remanded the lawsuits to state court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction (State of Louisiana v. American National Property & Casualty Co., et al., Nos. 14- 30071 consolidated with No. 14-30072, 5th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5577).

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