• Eleventh Circuit Panel Reverses Its Controversial Cappuccitti CAFA Ruling
  • October 27, 2010 | Authors: Donald R. Frederico; Scott Martin
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Boston Office ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - New York Office
  • In a July 2010 GT Alert, we reported on a decision, Cappuccitti v. DirecTV, Inc., 611 F.3d 1252 (11th Cir. 2010), that required at least one member of a proposed class in a case originally filed in federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) to meet the $75,000 jurisdictional requirement as to its claim individually. The decision could have significantly reduced CAFA’s impact in courts within the Eleventh Circuit, and at the time, we observed that it was a good candidate for en banc review, a petition for certiorari, or even legislative clarification of the CAFA statute.