AM. BANKERS LIFE ASSURANCE CO. OF FLORIDA v. EVANS, 02-2500
The district court had no subject matter jurisdiction to compel arbitration of an Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business practices Act claim, where a total potential damage award of $75,000 was untenable, thus the jurisdictional amount was not satisfied.
- Argued 12/13/2002
- Decided 02/11/2003
- Published 02/11/2003
- ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Arthur L. Smith, St. Louis, MO, Farrokh Jhabvala (argued), Jorden Burt, Miami, FL, for plaintiffs-appellants.
- For Appellees:
- Jeffrey A.J. Millar, Daniel J. Cohen (argued), Lakin Law Firm, Wood River, IL, Paul M. Weiss, Tod A. Lewis, Freed & Weiss LLC, Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellee.