• A Look at the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in Standard Fire v. Knowles and the Trend of Recent Victories for Class Action Defendants
  • April 15, 2013
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On March 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, ---- S. Ct. ----, 2013 WL 1104735. Writing for the unanimous Court, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that a representative of a yet-to-be-certified class, or that putative class’s counsel, cannot avoid removal of a putative class action to Federal Court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) via a precertification stipulation that the damages sought by the class would be less than the CAFA jurisdictional threshold of $5 million.