February 9, 2012

Out with the Old, In with the New: The JVCA Changes Rules Governing Removal, Jurisdiction and Venue

The Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 (JVCA), P.L. 112-63, took effect in January 2012. With it comes clarification of – and, for the most part, welcomed changes to – statutes governing removal, jurisdiction and venue in federal court. As explained below, the end result should be broader and easier access to federal courts for most domestic defendants.

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