• Ninth Circuit Facilitates Removal of Environmental Tort Cases
  • September 2, 2015 | Author: Sudhir Lay Burgaard
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • In ruling that a tort mass action against The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) and an environmental contractor did not fall under the “local event” exception of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the Ninth Circuit held that the case had been properly removed to federal court, thereby creating a circuit split with the Third Circuit. See Allen v. Boeing, D.C. No. 2:14-cv-00596-RSM (9th Cir. Apr. 27, 2015).