Cappuccitti v. DirecTV, Inc.
- Case Date: 8/18/2010
- Project Name: Class Action Reform
On October 15, 2010, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed an earlier opinion that would have severely undermined the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). The decision was a victory for WLF, which argued in a brief filed in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV, Inc. that the panel’s earlier decision to dismiss the case for lack of federal jurisdiction under CAFA was not only contrary to binding circuit precedent, but wholly subverted the plain text of CAFA, which looks only to the aggregated amount of the claims of a class and not at the individual amount of any particular claim. Agreeing with WLF, the Eleventh Circuit granted panel rehearing and replaced its prior opinion, explaining that “subsequent reflection has led us to conclude that our interpretation [of CAFA] was incorrect.”
More Information and Downloads:
8/18/2010: Download the Brief