No. 23-2507.

83 F.4th 621 (2023)

Angela SUDHOLT, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. COUNTRY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided October 2, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Arend J. Abel , Lynn A. Toops , Attorneys, Cohen & Malad, Indianapolis, IN, Thomas Joseph Wiegand , Eugene Alexis Sokoloff , Attorneys, Molo Lamken LLP, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Sessions Ault Hootsell, III, Esq. , Attorney, Butler Snow LLP, New Orleans, LA, Christopher W. Byron , Attorney, Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC, Edwardsville, IL, William James Kelly, III , Attorney, Kelly Law Partners, LLC, Denver, CO, for lee Country Mutual Insurance Company.

David G. Lubben , Attorney, Davis & Campbell L.L.C., Peoria, IL, Michael J. Nester , Attorney, Donovan Rose Nester, P.C., Belleville, IL, for Defendants-Appellees James M. Jacobs, Richard L. Guebert, Jr., Jennifer L. Vance, Miles Kilcoin.

Before Wood, Hamilton, and Scudder, Circuit Judges.

We accepted this interlocutory appeal to determine whether either of two exceptions to the federal jurisdiction otherwise supplied by the Class Action Fairness Act requires remanding this case to Illinois state court. The question arises in a lawsuit brought by policyholder members of Country Mutual Insurance Company alleging...

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