Thursday, June 24, 2010

E.D.Va. Holds that Removed Diversity Case with Lowered Ad Danum Cannot Be Remanded

Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan recently issued an opinion in Hatcher v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., in which he held that a post-removal amendment of the amount in controversy to less than $75,000 does not divest the district court of jurisdiction such that a remand is required. The opinion can be viewed here.


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