Judge Finds Termination Of Class Claims Doesn’t End Federal Jurisdiction
(March 3, 2016, 10:38 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — When the lead plaintiffs in a suit over laminate flooring decided to drop class claims following removal of the case by the defendants to federal court, federal jurisdiction remained proper because the case was previously correctly removed pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), a Louisiana federal judge ruled Feb. 24 (Thomas E. and Rachel M. Loehn v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., et al., No. 15-1088, E.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22424).
(Order and reasons available. Document #43-160304-016R.)