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A Victory For Employers Facing Wage-Hour Class Actions: U.S. Supreme Court Closes The Door On An Oft-Used Plaintiffs’ Scheme To Avoid Federal Jurisdiction

by Michael Kun

In 2005, Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) to ensure that large, interstate class actions could be heard in federal courts.  Under CAFA, federal courts have been given original jurisdiction over those class actions in which at least one party is diverse and the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million once all of the putative class members’ claims have been aggregated.

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