Mealey's Insurance - Judge Declines To Remand Superstorm Sandy Case Based On Damages, Diversity

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Declines To Remand Superstorm Sandy Case Based On Damages, Diversity

NEWARK, N.J. - Even though a company's complaint against its insurer for damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy did not specify a damages amount, a New Jersey federal judge on May 14 found that the damages could easily exceed the $75,000 threshold amount for federal jurisdiction, leading him to deny the plaintiff's motion to remand to state court (Carevel LLC v. Aspen American Insurance Co., et al., No. 2:13-cv-07581, D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65928).

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