John J. Clarke Jr., a partner at DLA Piper, and John Vukelj, an associate at the firm, discuss the recently enacted Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, which, most notably, resolve a circuit split concerning the timing for removal in multi-defendant lawsuits, and allow some flexibility in removing an action based on diversity jurisdiction when the amount in controversy is not plainly stated in the state court complaint.
Congress Revises Removal Statute to Clarify Prior Ambiguity
New York Law Journal
February 27, 2012
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