One of the exceptions to federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) is known as the “local controversy exception.”  It requires a federal district court to decline to exercise jurisdiction where more than two-thirds of the proposed class members are citizens of the state where suit was filed, the principal injuries occurred in

When a state attorney general files a lawsuit that is not expressly pled as a class action, but the suit seeks a recovery on behalf of consumers that would put money in their pockets just like a class action, is that a “class action” within the meaning of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA)?  The