Serviceable Notion: Removal By Resident Defendants
State court rules that effectively delay service have allowed New Jersey defendants, most notably large pharmaceutical companies, to remove otherwise unremovable cases to federal courts.
After several such removals, an angry state court judge sua sponte relaxed state requirements in a bid to cut them off.
Charges of gamesmanship and manipulation were flying.
More recently, the weathervane has swung around in favor of remand...
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