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Senate Closer To Vote On Bill Further Expanding Federal Court Jurisdiction In Defense Of Class Action Cases

The Associated Press reports that the Senate is nearing a vote on legislation that would further expand federal court jurisdiction over class action lawsuits. Last year, Congress enacted CAFA, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, which in part significantly expanded access to federal courts in defense of class actions. The Senate bill would further expand such access. Because defense attorneys often remove class actions to federal court whenever possible, class action defense attorneys will be very interested in the progress of this pending legislation.

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