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8th Circuit Hears Forum Shopping Case Involving Goodson

Monday, February 13, 2017 9:18
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Arkansas Business discusses the Center for Class Action Fairness’ case Adams v. USAA:

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in “forum shopping” in an Arkansas class-action case.

The case involved an assumed class-action case against the USAA insurance company that had been on the docket of U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III for nearly a year and a half before attorneys for both the plaintiffs and defendants agreed to dismiss the case. The day after the dismissal, in June 2015, the case was refiled with a settlement agreement attached in Polk County Circuit Court, where it was easier to obtain a quick settlement.

Read the full article at Arkansas Business.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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Source: https://cei.org/content/8th-circuit-hears-forum-shopping-case-involving-goodson

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