Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Insurance Company's Plea for Refuge In Federal Court

Posted on Sep 04, 2012

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an insurance company's case contending that it can avoid being sued in state court and removing any suits to federal court.  Standard Fire Insurance Company argues that it should be allowed to move a class action lawsuit from state to federal court, even though the threshold for such a removal is $5 million, and the plaintiffs have sworn they seek to recover less than that.  Where's what is at stake according to the AP: "an insurance company's plea to move a class-action lawsuit from state court to a more business-friendly federal court." The AP tellingly titles its article: New Case At High Court Aims to Blunt Class Actions.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants the Supreme Court to take the case, and what the Chamber of Commerce wants from this Supreme Court it gets: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Looks To Run The Table In the Supreme Court This Term.

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