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The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared up a jurisdictional question related to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, ending what Judge Richard Posner called the potential for “ping-pong” between the federal and state courts.

The court ruled this past Friday that even if a case transferred to federal court under the act fails to win class certification, it should still continue in the federal system. The opinion noted the 7th Circuit was joining the 11th Circuit in reaching that holding.

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