Tag Archives: Remand

To Remove or Remand?

“Federal courts are courts of limited subject matter jurisdiction,” is the mantra my Civil Procedure professor impressed upon me on the first day of class. In a nutshell, federal courts won’t hear every case, but only cases that they have jurisdiction to hear. One way to get into federal court is with diversity of citizenship. … Continue Reading

Getting Insurance Coverage Cases Out Of Federal Court

Insurance disputes often are tried in federal court. The usual reason is that federal courts have jurisdiction over controversies where parties are from different states and there is a sufficient monetary amount in controversy. I have often questioned the logic of allowing insurance companies voluntarily licensed in a state to remove disputes from that state … Continue Reading