Marie Anderson, Alvester Brafort, et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. H&r Block, Inc., Beneficial National Bank, et al., Defendants-appellees, 344 F.3d 1131 (11th Cir. 2003)

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US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit - 344 F.3d 1131 (11th Cir. 2003) September 3, 2003

K. Stephen Jackson, Jeff S. Daniel, Jackson, Fraley & Shuttlesworth, P.C., Birmingham, AL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Peter Sean Fruin, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., Montgomery, AL, Stewart M. Cox, Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, A. Inge Selden, III, Stephen Clark Jackson, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., Birmingham, AL, Burt M. Rublin, Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Philadelphia, PA, Howard N. Cayne, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellees.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (No. 00-01457-CV-2); W. Harold Albritton, III, Chief Judge.

ON REMAND FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Before TJOFLAT, BARKETT and WILSON, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:


On June 2, 2003, the United States Supreme Court reversed our decision in this matter, holding that "an action filed in a state court to recover damages from a national bank for allegedly charging excessive interest in violation of both `the common law usury doctrine' and an Alabama usury statute may be removed to a federal court because it actually arises under federal law." Beneficial Nat'l Bank v. Anderson, ___ U.S. ___, 123 S. Ct. 2058, 156 L. Ed. 2d 1 (2003). In light of the Supreme Court's holding, we AFFIRM and REMAND this case to the district court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.