No CAFA means no CAFA

In declining to hear Crutchfield v. Sewerage & Water Board, the Fifth Circuit offered some rare guidance about what guides its discretion in accepting a petition to appeal under CAFA: “[N]o CAFA-related issues are raised in the petition for permission to appeal. See Alvarez v. [Midland Credit], 585 F.3d [890,] 894 [5th Cir. 2009] (vacating initial grant of permission to appeal under Section 1453(c), as the appeal no longer involved “unique issues under CAFA”); id. (“[Section 1453(c)] was intended to facilitate the development of a body of appellate law interpreting [CAFA] without unduly delaying the litigation of class actions.” (internal quotation marks omitted)); see also Perritt v. Westlake Vinyls Co., L.P.., 562 F. App’x 228, 230 (5th Cir.2014) (unpublished) (per curiam) (““[Section] 1453(c) tethers our discretionary review to CAFA determinations.”).”  No. 15-90014 (May 19, 2015, unpublished).

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