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Abraham v. St. Croix Renaissance Group, 13-1725

The district court's order remanding a civil action to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands is affirmed, where: 1) there is no error in the district court's conclusion that the "continuous release" of hazardous substances from defendant's premises constituted "an event or occurrence" for purposes of the mass-action exclusion, that happened in the Virgin Islands and that resulted in injuries in the Virgin Islands; and thus, 2) the civil action here is not a removable "mass action" under the Class Action Fairness Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/17/2013
  • Published 05/17/2013

Judges

  • SMITH

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

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