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Civil Practice: Removal – Amount In Controversy – Burden Of Proof

Where plaintiff, who brought a class action against chocolate manufacturers for alleged violations of state antitrust laws, specified an amount in controversy below the jurisdictional amount, the district court erred in requiring the defendants to prove to a legal certainty that the plaintiff's claim exceeded the jurisdictional threshold because the appellate court holds that a ...