Revised Removal Statutes — Possibilities, Pitfalls: Part 2

Law360, New York (February 10, 2012, 1:24 PM ET) -- As noted in the first part of this article, the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 — which became effective Jan. 6, 2012 — makes substantial amendments to the federal removal statutes.

This article covers the rest of the act’s amendments to the federal removal statutes (specifically, the provisions governing the amount in controversy for removal purposes), as well as amendments to the federal diversity jurisdiction and venue statutes.

Clarifying the Amount in Controversy Requirement for Diversity-Based Removal, But Leaving Some Ambiguity Unresolved...
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