Tuesday, June 12, 2007

SCOTUS Issues Opinion Interpreting Federal Officer Removal Statute

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Watson v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc. --- S.Ct. ----, 2007 WL 1660910 (June 11, 2007), in which it unanimously held that the fact that a federal agency directs, supervises, and monitors a company’s activities in considerable detail does not bring that company within §1442(a)(1)’s scope and thereby permit removal. You can view the Syllabus of the case and the Opinion by visiting Cornell's LII here.


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