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80 Tul. L. Rev. 1593 (2005-2006)
Class Actions after the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

handle is hein.journals/tulr80 and id is 1615 raw text is: Class Actions After the Class Action
Fairness Act of 2005
Edward E Sherman*
I.   EXPANSION OF FEDERAL COURT JURISDICTION ........................ 1595
A.    Home StateException .................................................. 1597
B.    Local ControveisyExcepton ....................................... 1600
C    Discretionaiy Jursdction ................................................ 1602
II.  SUPPLEMENTARY JURISDICTION AFTER EXXON V
A LLAPAiTAH    .............................................................................. 1603
III.  EXPANDED   REMOVAL ................................................................. 1604
IV   DISCRETIONARY APPELLATE REvIEw ........................................ 1605
V    THE COMMENCEMENT PROBLEM .............................................. 1606
VI. PREDICTING THE EFFECT OF CAFA JURISDICTIONAL
CHANGES ON MULTISTATE CLASS ACTIONS .............................. 1606
A.   Likely Reduction in the Number ofMultistate Class
A ctions  .............................................................................. 1606
B.   Federal Courts as the Only Game in Town ............ 1608
C    Divisions Between Federal Couts on Class
Certification  Issues ........................................................... 1609
D.    Choice ofLaw in Multistate Class Actions ..................... 1610
VII. IMPACT OF BILL OF RIGHTS PROVISIONS AS TO
SETTLEMENT    .............................................................................. 1614
A .   Settlem ents  ....................................................................... 1614
B.   N otice  to  Officials ............................................................ 1615
VIII  C ONCLUSION  .............................................................................. 1615
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA)' is the most
significant change in class action practice since the federal class action
rule (Rule 23) was amended in 1966. That amendment created two
new class action categories: a Rule 23(b)(2) class action for injunctive
or declaratory relief against defendants who had acted on grounds
*    Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law. S.J.D. 1981, LL.B. 1962,
Harvard Law School; M.A. 1962, 1967, University of Texas; A.B. 1959, Georgetown
University.
1.   Pub. L. No. 109-2, 119 Stat. 4 (2005) (to be codified in scattered sections of 28
US.C.).
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