In an article titled "3rd Circ. Courts Controversy over Class Numerosity," Ronald Wick, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, discusses the Class Action Fairness Act and a recent Third Circuit opinion that found complexity in the seemingly simple issue of whether a putative class had the requisite 100 members to trigger federal jurisdiction under CAFA. In analyzing this numerosity issue — as well as determining the amount in controversy — the court made a valiant effort to clear up confusion regarding the extent to which class action defendants can use the allegations in a complaint to support a claim of jurisdiction.More
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