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Split 8th Circuit Finds CAFA Removal Of Chemical Release Claims Was Timely

(October 25, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A letter from plaintiffs’ counsel seeking a settlement in excess of $5 million was not sufficient notice to the defendant that the case was removable to federal court pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), a divided Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Oct. 24 (Carla Gibson, et al. v. Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., No. 16-8012, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19073).

(Opinion available.  Document #43-161104-001Z.)

Carla Gibson and five other individuals filed a class complaint in January...
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