Tag Archives: Removal

SCOTUS Unanimously Rules that Class Action Plaintiffs Can’t Stipulate Their Way Out of Federal Court Jurisdiction

Plaintiffs’ lawyers will need to get more creative if they want to keep class actions in state court. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that class action plaintiffs can’t avoid the Class Action Fairness Act’s amount-in-controversy … Continue reading

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Happy JVCA Day!

As we previously wrote about here and here, the Juridiction Venue and Clarification Act of 2011 goes into effect today.  Also on this day in history: Joan of Arc was born, Samuel Morse demo-ed the telegraph, New Mexico became a … Continue reading

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Update: President Signs JVCA

On December 7, 2011, President Obama signed the Jurisidiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011.  The JVCA takes effect 30 days after signing, so a new era of federal court practice begins on January 6, 2012. See our previous report … Continue reading

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Major Changes Are Coming to Federal Venue and Removal Practice

Throw away those dusty Civ Pro outlines!  Thanks to the Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011–which passed the Senate on November 30 and which the President is expected to sign–major changes to federal court practice are coming: The “rule … Continue reading

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