Class Action Fairness Act

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In June 2016, Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) sued George W. Jackson in North Carolina state court to collect on his credit card debt. Jackson v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. at 3. Two months later, Jackson counterclaimed against Citibank, also adding third-...

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In 2005, Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), vastly expanding federal jurisdiction over class action lawsuits. See Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., 876 F. Supp. 2d at 766.Ostensibly seeking to reduce bias against...