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MULTI-STATE CLASSACTIONSAFTER CAFA: PRESERVING CONSUMERS’RIGHTS BY PLEADING CREATIVELY Daniel R. Karon Goldman Scarlato & Karon, PC Cleveland, Ohio INTRODUCTION The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 changed class-action practice in four principal ways: �� It expanded federal-diversity jurisdiction to encompass essentially all interstate class actions; �� It authorized defendants to remove state-court, class-action lawsuits, restricted federal courts’ ability to remand them, and provided for...

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