In the Dart case, the US Supreme Court has ruled that a defendant’s notice of removal need include only a plausible allegation that the amount in controversy exceeds the jurisdictional threshold; the notice need not contain evidentiary submissions.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to tackle the question of whether class action defendants must provide additional evidence to support their bids to transfer cases from state to federal court.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its first class-action-related decision of the 2013-14 term. In Mississippi ex rel. Jim Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., Case No. 12-1036 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2014), the Court held that a parens patriae action brought by the Mississippi attorney general on behalf of Missouri citizens was not a “mass action” subject to the Class Action Fairness Act.