Below is the first part of an article by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo. It reads…
A popular Fairview Heights clothing store seeks to remove a class action lawsuit alleging it videotaped women in the dressing room without their knowledge.
Defendant Body Central filed a notice of removal on Dec. 2 through attorney Susan Bassford Wilson of Constangy, Brooks & Smith in St. Louis claiming removal requirements have been met.
It argues that removal is appropriate due to diversity of citizenship. The plaintiffs are citizens of Illinois and seek to represent an Illinois-only class. Body Central is a citizen of Florida.
It also claims the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. The plaintiffs do not specify the amount of monetary relief they seek, but relief is sought for the plaintiffs and every member of the putative class.