Estate of Pew v. Cardarelli, 06-5703
In an appeal primarily addressing whether a claim fell within the exception to the Class Action Fairness Act's ("CAFA") grant of original and appellate jurisdiction for class actions which solely involve claims concerning certain rights and duties related to any security, the circuit court: 1) rules that the suit at hand does not fall within such exception to CAFA jurisdiction, and thus it has authority to accept an appeal from a remand order; 2) grants defendant's petition for leave to appeal; and 3) reverses the district court's remand order on the merits.
- Decided 05/13/2008
- Published 05/13/2008
DENNIS JACOBS, Chief Judge:, Before: JACOBS, Chief Judge, KEARSE and POOLER, Circuit Judges.
United States Second Circuit
Robert I. Harwood (James Flynn, on the brief), Wechsler Harwood LLP, New York, NY, Harold G. Cohen, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ, Stuart Savett (James J. Rodgers, on the brief), Dilworth Paxson LLP, Philadelphia, PA, David M. Garber, Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Syracuse, NY, for Plaintiffs-Respondents., Philip D. Anker (Peter K. Vigeland, Matthew M. Graves, on the brief), Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, James J. Capra, Jr. (Matthew L. Craner, Alison F. Swap, on the brief), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants-Petitioners.