Diversity Jurisdiction and Removal to Federal Court
Applying the Supreme Court's Nerve Center Test to Complex Corporate Structures and Navigating Nuances of Removal
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide litigators with a review of the rules for diversity jurisdiction and the application of the Supreme Court's nerve center test to complex corporate and LLC structures. The panel will offer litigation strategies to identify and avoid the pitfalls often encountered in the removal process.
- Diversity jurisdiction for corporate defendants
- Nerve center test—application of Hertz v. Friend
- Relevance of day-to-day operations
- Application to corporate subsidiaries
- Application to LLC structures
- Improper and fraudulent joinder
- Amount in controversy
- Removal process
- Multi-defendant litigation
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How have courts applied the nerve center test to complex corporate structures?
- What guidance is available for applying the nerve center test to LLC structures?
- What are the rules governing fraudulent joinder of defendants?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Jonathan Evan Goldberg
He focuses on all aspects of complex commercial litigation, employment law and litigation, and ERISA litigation. He is... | Read More
He focuses on all aspects of complex commercial litigation, employment law and litigation, and ERISA litigation. He is an experienced trial lawyer and frequent public speaker, has successfully represented numerous clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States in matters involving claims of retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination, fraud, and breach of contract.Close
R. Trent Taylor
Mr. Taylor focuses on defending complex tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private... | Read More
Mr. Taylor focuses on defending complex tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private nuisance litigation, environmental contamination suits, and food safety issues. His experience includes defending clients in class actions, MDL coordinated proceedings, nationwide mass tort litigation, and appellate cases involving complex scientific and medical issues. Mr. Taylor’s practice in recent years has been concentrated in the defense of novel claims brought by plaintiffs, including public nuisance, civil conspiracy, unjust enrichment, and deceptive trade practices.Close
Jared M. Katz
Mullen & Henzell
He is experienced in resolving wide-ranging types of disputes, representing institutional, business and individual... | Read More
He is experienced in resolving wide-ranging types of disputes, representing institutional, business and individual clientele, and he handles insurance, financial, commercial, and other matters. He is a frequent author of articles on business and insurance law issues.Close