5th Circuit Reverses, Remands Radioactive Materials Case, Says Removal Not Proper

Mealey's (January 14, 2016, 2:43 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 31 ruled that a district court erred when it found that no plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging damages from exposure to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) had satisfied the amount-in-controversy requirement of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), and it remanded the case for further proceedings (Joseph Robertson, et al. v. Chevron USA Inc., et al., No. 15-00874, E.D. La.).

(Opinion available. Document #15-160119-006Z.)

Allegations

Joseph Robertson, individually and on behalf...
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