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Alvarez v. Midland Cred. Mgmt., Inc., 09-10851

In plaintiffs' appeal from a denial of a motion to remand in a case removed pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the appeal is dismissed where, as a result of the elimination of the unique issues under CAFA and the desire not to resolve complex issues of federal versus state jurisdiction on a limited record with abbreviated briefing and decisional deadlines, the court of appeals' original permission was improvidently granted.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/19/2009
  • Published 10/19/2009


  • HAYNES, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, STEWART and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Charles Ernest Baruch, The Law Office of Chad Baruch, Rowlett, TX, Mark Frenkel, Frenkel & Frenkel, L.L.P., Thomas Dean Malone, Michael Thomas O'Connor, Law Offices of Dean Malone, Dallas, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellants., Gregg D. Stevens, McGlinchey Stafford, P.L.L.C., Dallas, TX, for Midland Credit Management, Inc., Jay A. Taylor, P.C., RLI Ins. Co. and Taylor., Ed Walton, Barron, Newburger & Sinsley, P.L.L.C., Terrell, TX, for Midland Credit Management, Inc., Mann Bracken, L.L.C., RLI Ins. Co. and Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of America., Thomas A. Culpepper, Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P., Dallas, TX, for Henry McDonald and James, P.C., Hosto and Buchan, P.L.L.C., Western Sur. Co. and Thathiah., Manuel Harry Newburger, Barron, Newburger, Sinsley & Wier, Austin, TX, for Mann Bracken, L.L.C., and Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of America., Jay A. Taylor, Jay A. Taylor, P.C., Houston, TX, for Universal Sur. of America.