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Review CAFA Jurisdiction of Groupon Suit, 7th Cir. Tells Court

Oct. 9, 2019, 7:08 PM

The trial court overseeing a suit alleging Groupon Inc. used consumers’ Instagram images needs to make sure the case is properly in federal court, the Seventh Circuit ruled Oct. 9.

The appeals court agreed to review the lower court’s denial of class certification, not whether the trial court had Class Action Fairness Act jurisdiction over the case, Judge Amy J. St. Eve wrote for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Even on interlocutory review, an appeals court must be sure the trial court has jurisdiction, the court said.

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