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Sylvia Huang

Sylvia Huang is a litigator in the Palo Alto office. She specializes in high-stakes complex matters, including consumer class actions, securities actions, and insurance coverage.

She also maintains an active pro-bono practice involving prisoner and voting rights.

An Illinois federal district court recently concluded that, under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the “citizenship” of a limited liability company is determined by reference to its principal place of business and state of organization. See Calchi v. TopCo Associates, LLC, 2023 WL 3863355 (N.D.Ill. June 7, 2023).

The court originally dismissed plaintiff’s

The Third Circuit recently vacated an order denying class certification, and in the process provided more clarity on what plaintiffs must do to satisfy Rule 23’s predominance and ascertainability requirements.

In Kelly v. RealPage Inc., — F.4th —, 2022 WL 3642113 (3d Cir. Aug. 24, 2022), the plaintiffs alleged that their rental applications were

The Eleventh Circuit departed from the approach taken by the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuit when it held, in a 2-1 decision, that appellate courts lack jurisdiction to review a district court’s sua sponte order remanding a class action to state court. 

As a general matter, appellate courts lack jurisdiction to review district court orders