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As society becomes increasingly litigious, and as plaintiff attorneys market their services more aggressively, class action litigation is posing a rapidly growing threat to businesses in all sectors.

Class Action Blog
October 29, 2019

Plaintiff Destroyed CAFA Jurisdiction By Omitting Class Action Allegations in the Fourth Amended Complaint.

Attorney Gale, on behalf of all Connecticut title attorneys, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court asserting jurisdiction under CAFA. Gale sued multiple title insurance companies in Connecticut. After twelve years of litigation plaintiffs filed a fourth amended complaint which “asserted only state law claims on behalf of the individual plaintiffs” because they thought that doing so would “facilitate the resolution of the case.” On the defendants’ motion, the court dismissed the case for lack of CAFA jurisdiction.