Clarification Needed: Fixing the Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act
Stanford Law School
110 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 33 (2012)
The Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act (“JVCA”) became law on December 7, 2011. The Act addresses a variety of removal issues — including unrelated federal and state claims, multiple defendants, removal of criminal cases, and the amount in controversy — and makes several major changes to the law of venue. This essay addresses one of those removal issues: the amount in controversy in a case removed from state court. I argue that there are at least three respects in which the JVCA failed to adequately clarify the law of diversity removal jurisdiction.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: diversity, jurisdiction, amount, controversy, JVCAAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 2, 2012
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