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“Local Exceptions in CAFA for In-State Class Actions”

On January 16, 2014 by Schnader

John K. Gisleson and Monica C. Platt co-authored the article “Local Exceptions in CAFA for In-State Class Actions” published by Law360 on January 16, 2014. In Jeffrey S. Vodenichar et al. vs. Halcón Energy Properties, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit explained the home state and local controversy exceptions to federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act in remanding to the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas a class action arising from Halcón’s rejection of leases for approximately 30,000 acres of land intended for Marcellus Shale drilling operations.