If a literal reading of 28
U.S.C. 1441 (the forum defendant rule ) would lead to an absurd result, then
it should not be interpreted that way, according to a recent decision of Judge Morgan of the Norfolk Division of
the Eastern District of Virginia.
Eddie Campbell sued his former
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A class representative's
stipulation that damages being sought were less than $5 million does not defeat
federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), a unanimous
U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 19 ( The Standard Fire Insurance Company v.