No Proof Necessary: SCOTUS Rules Defendant’s Notice of Removal Under CAFA Need Not Include Evidence of the Amount in Controversy

No Proof Necessary: SCOTUS Rules Defendant’s Notice of Removal Under CAFA Need Not Include Evidence of the Amount in Controversy

On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court resolved a circuit split in holding that a defendant need not supply evidence of the amount in controversy in its notice of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”).

Employee Time Spent Going Through Security Checks is Not Compensable Work Time

Employee Time Spent Going Through Security Checks is Not Compensable Work Time

On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that workers need not be paid for the time spent waiting to and actually undergoing security screenings while leaving their work facility.  (Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk (Dec. 9, 2014, No. 13-433.)  This decision reverses the judgment of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Allows Removal of Class Actions Under CAFA Without Evidence in Removal Notice of Amount-in-Controversy

Supreme Court Allows Removal of Class Actions Under CAFA Without Evidence in Removal Notice of Amount-in-Controversy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a 5-4 vote today — across perceived “liberal/conservative” lines, at least until the very end — that defendants may remove class action lawsuits under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) without submitting evidence to support the $5 million amount-in-controversy threshold.

Supreme Court Decision Likely to Affect TTAB Proceedings

By | Technology Law Source | December 12, 2014
Supreme Court Decision Likely to Affect TTAB Proceedings

Early in December 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. At issue are inconsistencies by the 12 regional federal courts appeal in giving preclusive effect in trademark infringement cases to a denial by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of an application to register a trademark in an opposition action.