1 Signature Is Enough To File Notice Of Removal: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday that one attorney can speak for all defendants in a multidefendant suit in agreeing to transfer the case from state to federal court, weighing in on the unsettled question of what constitutes sufficient consent for a case to be removed.

Federal law requires that a written notice of removal be filed containing the signature of one defendant’s attorney, who is accountable for truthfully representing the will of all co-defendants, the court found. Defendants also are not obligated to file individual written...
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