Partner Hudson Jones and Senior Associate Grayson Kelly presented “Diversity Jurisdiction: Remove Your Case to Federal Court and Keep It There” for the 2021 NAMIC Webinar Series. This presentation evaluated the pros and cons of litigating insurance claims in federal court. The presentation analyzed three critical opportunities for defense counsel who want to remove a case from state to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction. It emphasized when and how defendants may remove a case to federal court under 28 U.S.C. sections 1332, 1441, and 1446. The presentation relied on federal decisions involving first-party property coverage, third-party liability coverage, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to illustrate the correct procedure for removal.
The presentation took place via OnAir on April 8, 2021.