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Title: In re Compact Disc Minimum Advertised Price Antitrust

Cite:  2006 WL 1453124 (D. Me. May 25, 2006)

Date:  May 25, 2006

Court: District of Maine (1st Circuit)

Subject: CAFA – Other

Summary: In non-CAFA class action, Maine district court finds CAFA’s notice provisions “persuasive and illuminating,” and orders that notice of settlement be given to attorneys general.


Title: Dinkel v. General Motors Corp.

Cite:  400 F.Supp.2d 289 (D. Me. 2005)

Date: November 9, 2005

Court: District of Maine (1st Circuit)

Subject: CAFA – Burden of Proof, Commencement

Summary:  District Court of Maine denies remand, holds that party seeking remand bears burden of proving an absence of jurisdiction, and that post-removal dismissal of defendants upon whom federal jurisdiction hinged does not entail a remand.


Title: Good v. Altria Group, Inc.

Cite:  231 F.R.D. 446 (D. Me. 2005)

Date: October 28, 2005

Court: District of Maine (1st Circuit)

Subject: CAFA – Other

Summary: In deciding a motion to stay litigation, the District of Maine found that CAFA’s provisions apply to the action, but don’t affect the resolution of the present motion.


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