May 26, 2014 Articles

A Brief Guide to Removal

Removing a case to federal court is a technical and detail-oriented process.

By Matthew M.K. Stein – May 26, 2014

Removing a case to federal court is a technical and detail-oriented process. It can sometimes be difficult to determine the proper approach, given various interconnected and interrelated statutes governing federal jurisdiction and removal. This is intended as a brief guide to those statutes and related interpretative case law. Note that for simplicity’s sake, this guide does not discuss courts’ jurisdiction over “mass actions,” which is found in 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(11).

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