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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.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/13/2002
  • Decided 02/11/2003
  • Published 02/11/2003

Judges

  • ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.