No. 13-2812.

733 F.3d 497 (2013)

Jeffry S. VODENICHAR; David M. King, Jr. and Leigh V. King, husband and wife; Joseph B. Davis and Lauren E. Davis, husband and wife; Grove City Country Club; and Richard Broadhead, individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, v. HALCÓN ENERGY PROPERTIES, INC.; Morascyzk & Polochak; and Co-eXprise, dba CX-Energy Halcón Energy Properties, Inc., Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed: August 16, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin L. Colosimo, Esq. , Burleson LLP, Canonsburg, PA, for Appellant.

David A. Borkovic, Esq. , Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, LLP, Richard A. Finberg, Esq. , Pittsburgh, PA, for Appellees.

Before: RENDELL, SMITH, and SHWARTZ, Circuit Judges.


SHWARTZ, Circuit Judge.

Defendant Halcón Energy Properties, Inc. ("Halcón") appeals the District Court's Order remanding this case to state court based on the "home state" exception to subject matter jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA"). For the reasons stated below, we will affirm the District Court's remand order, but do so instead based on CAFA's "local controversy" exception.

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