The Bauhaus school of architecture famously preached that "less is more," but the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has now taken that one step beyond, finding that in statutory construction, the word "less" sometimes actually means "more." Following the lead of the 9th, 10th and 11th circuits, a unanimous panel of the 3rd Circuit held last week that a key provision of the Class Action Fairness Act includes a "typographical error" in which Congress accidentally used the word less when it meant to say more.
Less Means More: 3rd Circuit Fixes Congressional Typo
The Legal Intelligencer
October 23, 2006