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Examines Seventh Circuit’s recent clarification of home-state controversy and internal-affairs exceptions to federal court jurisdiction under CAFA.


On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles that class-action plaintiffs cannot circumvent the jurisdictional requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (“CAFA”) by stipulating damages under the jurisdictional threshold.

CAFA provides federal courts original jurisdiction over class actions where, among other things, the class has more than 100 members and the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $5 million exclusive of interest and costs. To calculate the amount in controversy, the claims of the ...

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