Hammond v., Inc., 844 F.3d 909 (10th Cir. Dec. 20, 2016)

In this appeal of an order remanding a class action, the Tenth Circuit broadly defined the term “in controversy” for the purposes of the Class Action Fairness Act, and held that federal jurisdiction existed when the defendant explains plausibly how a class may lawfully recover in excess of the statutory minimum under the plaintiff’s own allegations.