Partner Troy Seibert and attorney Maxwell Stape presented a webinar titled “Federal Court Jurisdiction: Removal Complexities and Common Pitfalls to Avoid in the Process” on October 7, 2020. This webinar was presented by FDLA and DRI.
Removing a case from state court to federal court often provides strategic advantages for defense counsel and it can be a trap for the careless. Federal district courts disfavor removal and will strictly analyze a removal to federal court. Defense counsel must be able to analyze the potential bases for removal, adhere to the procedural requirements, and avoid the common pitfalls in the removal process. This webinar will discuss what defense counsel needs to know about removing a case from state court to federal court. We will discuss potential advantages to removing a case to federal court, procedural requirements, effect on other pleadings, motion practice, and best practices to avoid remand.