The Seventh Circuit recently held that a declaratory judgment action involving liability insurance coverage for an underlying class action, in which the insured’s rights under the policy had been assigned to a certified class, was removable to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).  This is a significant decision for insurers faced with

One of the issues that lawyers debated after the Supreme Court’s decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles (blog post) was whether the Court had effectively overturned precedent in the Ninth Circuit and Third Circuit on the burden of proof that the party asserting federal jurisdiction bears in establishing the amount in

One of the issues raised by some legal commentators after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Knowles, 133 S. Ct. 1345 (2013) (blog post), was whether the Supreme Court’s opinion invalidating named plaintiffs’ stipulations regarding the amount in controversy would allow cases to be removed again, or removed