Kitchin v. Bridgeton Landfill, LLC
Petition for certiorari denied on February 22, 2022
Issue: Whether the Class Action Fairness Act’s “local controversy” exception under which a federal district court must decline jurisdiction over a class action can be satisfied when the local and non-local
defendants engaged in the same alleged conduct (as
the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 9th, and 10th Circuits hold), or
whether the alleged conduct of the local defendant
must be different from that of the non-local defendants (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits hold).