Thursday, January 17, 2013

'The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles' - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

At SCOTUScast, Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, discusses the January 7, 2013 argument before the United States Supreme Court in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles on 'whether a named plaintiff in a state class action can, before the class is certified, preclude removal of the case to federal court by purporting to limit the damages sought for putative class members to less than $5 million--the threshold that triggers a right of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005'.