As new states and territories were added to the federal judicial hierarchy in the twentieth century, many of those in the West were placed in the Ninth Circuit: The Ninth Circuit also had jurisdiction over certain American interests in Chinain that it had jurisdiction over appeals from the United States Court for China during the existence of that court from through Congress never created a federal district court in the Philippines from which the Ninth Circuit could hear appeals.
Connections at Firm The Class Action Fairness Act "CAFA" permits removal of many class actions from state to federal court, but includes a "local controversy" exception that forbids removal where two-thirds or more of the proposed class resides in the state where the action is brought.
In disputes over efforts to use CAFA to remove class actions, the residence of the class members often is difficult to assess. Earlier this month, in King v.
Great American Chicken Corp. There are several exceptions to CAFA that deprive a federal court of jurisdiction, including the local controversy exception, which requires that the party opposing removal prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that more than two-thirds of the putative class are citizens of the state in which the action was originally filed and the home state exception, which requires that the party opposing removal prove that at least two-thirds of the putative class and the primary defendants are citizens of that state.
The Ninth Circuit also held that it was "very likely that some putative class members were not United States citizens" and therefore were not citizens of California. The Court explained that it could not be assumed that all residents of California were citizens of the United States.
Accordingly, the Court indicated that it would have to consider the proportion of California residents who are not U.
The Court then ordered that King be permitted to conduct jurisdictional discovery if she wished to renew her motion to remand.
Implications While federal courts have consistently placed the burden of establishing the CAFA exceptions on the party seeking to remand, the Ninth Circuit has taken this burden a step further. Now, if a party wants to successfully oppose a motion to remand based on the local controversy or home state exceptions, it will need to prove not only that more than or at least two-thirds of the putative class members are citizens of the state in question but also that they are citizens of the United States.
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