December 01, 2008

Federal Jurisdiction Based on Removal: A 50-State Survey

Kentucky and Georgia Chapters, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Pharmaceutical Subcommittee of the Products Liability Committee, December 2008

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

It has long been recognized that "there is no other phase of American jurisprudence with so many refinements and subtleties as removal and remand." Familiarity with the timing, grounds, and procedural steps of removal is essential, as a party's failure to follow the appropriate procedures may have long-standing effects.