Tag Archives: Eleventh Circuit

Are Incentive Awards for Named Plaintiffs in Class Actions Allowed? Not According to the Eleventh Circuit

A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit struck down a practice that is commonplace in class action settlements—providing a modest incentive award to a named plaintiff. In Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC, No. 18-12344, 2020 WL 5553312 (11th Cir. Sept. 17, 2020), the district court, as part of the final approval of a class action … Continue Reading

Amount in Controversy for Declaratory Judgment Claims and “Late” Removal Based on Standard Fire v. Knowles Addressed By New Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) Appellate Decisions

Two recent federal court of appeals decisions on the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) address the measurement of the amount in controversy on a declaratory judgment claim, and a “late” removal based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles.  Both decisions are favorable to defendants.  The Eleventh Circuit’s opinion on … Continue Reading
LexBlog