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ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April 11-14, 2007: The Last Laugh: Plaintiffs’ Perspectives on CAFA The Last Laugh: Plaintiffs’ Perspectives on CAFA Daniel R. Karon Goldman Scarlato & Karon, P.C. Cleveland, OH Introduction The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) 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...

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