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Clarification Needed: Fixing the Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act

110 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 33 (2012)

6 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2012  

William Baude

University of Chicago - Law School

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: diversity, jurisdiction, amount, controversy, JVCA

Suggested Citation

Baude, William, Clarification Needed: Fixing the Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act (January 2012). 110 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 33 (2012) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2097377

William Baude (Contact Author)

University of Chicago - Law School ( email )

1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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