McGlinchey News Release
CAFA Law Blog Posts Its 100th Case
The CAFA Law Blog, an authoritative source for information, cases and insights regarding the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) published by McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, posted its milestone 100th case summary on June 1, 2006.
McGlinchey Stafford class action attorneys comprise the CAFA Law Blog editorial staff, including Anthony Rollo and Hunter Twiford, who are the Blog’s co-editors; Michael Ferachi, it managing editor; and Jay O’Brien and John Rouse, its associate editors. The CAFA Law Blog launched on September 6, 2005, and is the first and only blog dedicated to the Class Action Fairness Act. It was created to serve as a central repository for information regarding the Class Action Fairness Act, and offers comprehensive information about this important new law. By posting summaries and analyses of court decisions construing and interpreting the Class Act Fairness Act, the CAFA Law Blog provides opportunities for interested members of the legal, judicial and business communities to learn about the Act and how it affects them, and to understand how the courts are construing CAFA as new decisions are released.
The CAFA Law Blog also features a new law review article entitled, “CAFA’s New ‘Minimal Diversity’ Standard For Interstate Class Actions Creates A Presumption That Jurisdiction Exists, With The Burden Of Proof Assigned To The Party Opposing Jurisdiction,” written by Blog Editors Hunter Twiford, Anthony Rollo and John Rouse. The article, scheduled for publication in the Spring, 2006 edition of the Mississippi College Law Review, analyzes and answers an important Class Action Fairness Act question – who bears the burden of proving whether federal jurisdiction exists? The authors conclude that, correctly interpreted, the Class Action Fairness Act’s text, purposes, and legislative history create a presumption in favor of a finding that federal jurisdiction exists over interstate class actions, with the burden of proof on the party opposing federal jurisdiction.
Other publications written by the Editors of the CAFA Law Blog are referenced on the Blog, and can be found at www.CAFALawBlog.com.