The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 7, 2013
|Mar 19, 2013||9-0||Breyer||OT 2012|
Holding: The stipulation in this case that the class would seek less than five million dollars in damages, which was intended to establish the amount of damages in controversy, does not defeat federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on March 19, 2013.
- Opinion analysis: Precertification stipulations to limit class damages are not binding (Debra Lyn Bassett)
- Argument recap: Manipulation versus “master of the complaint” (Debra Lyn Bassett)
- Argument preview: Avoiding removal by limiting damages? (Debra Lyn Bassett)
- Court grants two more cases (Lyle Denniston)
- Petition of the day (Ben Cheng)