NJ Co. Asks To Move Texas Hotel Fraud Suit To Fed Court

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 6:22 PM EDT) -- An elevator company has asked a federal judge to move a Dallas hotel venture's $1 million fraud suit against it out of state court, saying the state court had already ruled against a local construction firm also named in the case.

New Jersey-based Schindler Elevator Corp. argued Wednesday that removal is proper because there is complete diversity of citizenship between Schindler, the sole remaining defendant in the action, and Texas-based plaintiffs Atlantic Downtown Dallas Venture LLC and its general contractor, Atlantic Hotel Construction Inc.

The elevator company also said removal is timely because the Atlantic plaintiffs on Jan. 22 filed a...

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