Dunson v. Cordis Corp.
- Case Date: 3/2/2017
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On March 2, 2017, WLF asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold the right of defendants to remove lawsuits from state to federal court that involve 100 or more plaintiffs. In a brief filed in the case, WLF argued that the federal district court’s decision remanding a massive products-liability suit back to state court violated the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. CAFA, as the federal law is known, permits removal of virtually all large class-action lawsuits to federal court. The district court held that the suit did not qualify as a “mass action” and thus was not subject to CAFA, but WLF’s brief demonstrated that CAFA applies whenever a suit combines the claims of 100 or more plaintiffs and meets other statutory criteria not at issue here.
More Information and Downloads:
|3/2/2017: Download the Brief|
|Press Release: WLF Calls for Appeals Court to Uphold Defendants’ Ability to Remove Mass Actions to Federal Court|