$110M Award Suit Wrongly Remanded, 11th Circ. Finds

Law360, Miami (August 22, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday reversed a Florida federal court's decision to remand to state court a lawsuit over an unpaid $110 million negligence award, saying the district court abused its discretion in its application of the Colorado River abstention doctrine.

The three-judge appeals panel agreed with the Middle District of Florida's finding that the suit, filed as a supplementary proceeding to an underlying negligence suit, qualified as an independent civil action removable to federal court.

But it determined that the case did not satisfy the...
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