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Oral Arguments to Be Live-Streamed

The Eleventh Circuit’s General Order No. 45 authorizes panels to hear argument by audio or teleconference, rather than in person, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting safety precautions. The arguments will be live-streamed to the public, at no charge, to the extent feasible (and not in cases that would not otherwise be argued publicly, including those involving...

Class Action Seeking Reinstatement of Life Insurance Policies Was Properly Removed to Federal Court

In Anderson v. Wilco Life Ins. Co., 2019 WL 6242199 (11th Cir. Nov. 22, 2019), the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding to state court a putative class action against a life insurance company. The case had been properly removed under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), the appeals court held, because the plaintiff’s request for an order requiring...