On April 1, 2015,[i] the Ninth Circuit issued two decisions that further defined the scope of amount-in-controversy removal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA), making it easier for defendant-employers to remove cases to federal court: Reyes v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., an appeal from a district court ruling in the Central District of California heard in Pasadena, and Zamora Jordan v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, an appeal from a district court ruling in the Eastern District of Washington heard in San Francisco. In both cases, the Ninth Circuit held that defendant-employers’ 30-day removal clock starts ticking when employers first become aware of a change in the pleading that “reveal[s] a new and different ground for removal.”[ii]