Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles

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11-1450 W.D. Ark. Jan 7, 2013
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Mar 19, 2013 9-0 Breyer OT 2012
 
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Holding: The stipulation in this case that the class would seek less than five million dollars in damages, which was intended to establish the amount of damages in controversy, does not defeat federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

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Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on March 19, 2013.

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Holding: A stipulation by a class-action plaintiff that he and the class that he purports to represent will seek damages that are less than the threshold for jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 does not defeat federal jurisdiction under the Act.   JudgmentVacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on March 19, 2013.
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