Coffey v. Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, No. 09-6106 - Property Law - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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Coffey v. Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, No. 09-6106

In a class action based on defendants' alleged contamination of plaintiffs' property through operation of a zinc smelter, the district court's order granting plaintiffs' motion to remand the case to state court is affirmed where plaintiffs' claims fell within the "local controversy exception" to the Class Action Fairness Act.

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Appellate Information

Filed September 4, 2009

Judges

Per Curiam

Counsel

For Appellants:

Marie R. Yeates, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Austin, TX

Morgan L. Copeland, Jr., Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Austin, TX

For Appellees:

Nelson J. Roach, Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP, Dangerfield, TX

Keith L. Langston, Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP, Dangerfield, TX