College of Dental Surgeons of Puerto Rico v. Connecticut Gen. Life Ins. Co., No. 09-2201 - - U.S. First Circuit
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College of Dental Surgeons of Puerto Rico v. Connecticut Gen. Life Ins. Co., No. 09-2201

In plaintiffs' class action lawsuit against defendants, judgment of the district court remanding the case is vacated and remanded as the court determined prematurely that it lacked the Class Action Fairness Act jurisdiction on the ground that the complaint does not specifically define a proposed class.   

Read College of Dental Surgeons of Puerto Rico v. Connecticut Gen. Life Ins. Co., No. 09-2201

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Decided October 22, 2009

Judges

Before:  Selya, Boudin, and Howard, Circuit Judges

Opinion by: Selya, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:  Charles P. Scheeler and DLA Piper LLP, Frank Gotay-Barquet and Gotay & Perez, P.S.C.

For Appellee:  José A. Acosta-Grubb, María L. Montalvo-Vera, José Luis Ramírez-Coll, and Fiddler Gonzáles & Rodríguez, P.S.C., German J. Brau and Usera Morell Bauzá Dapena & Cartagena