Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles (Granted )
Issue(s): Whether, after Smith v. Bayer, when a named plaintiff attempts to defeat a defendant’s right of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 by filing with a class action complaint a “stipulation” that attempts to limit the damages he “seeks” for the absent putative class members to less than the $5 million threshold for federal jurisdiction, and the defendant establishes that the actual amount in controversy, absent the “stipulation,” exceeds $5 million, the “stipulation” is binding on absent class members so as to destroy federal jurisdiction.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 23, 2012, 11:35 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/08/petition-of-the-day-322/