Posts by Lynsey Stewart

Jul
12

Courts of Appeals are Affirming Snap Removal

Posted in Appellate

To keep cases in a favorable state court forum, Plaintiffs often include a defendant who is a resident of that forum in the lawsuit to preclude removal to federal court. Section 1441(b)(2) prevents removal of on action on the basis of diversity jurisdiction if any of...

Jan
09

The Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose is not an “Absolute Bar” where a timely filed Complaint Preserves the Claim

On November 30, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court evaluated the interplay of the Wrongful Death Act, the medical malpractice statute of repose, and the relation back statute in a matter of “first impression” in the State of Illinois. See Lawler v. Univ. of...

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