New Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act
Navigating Significant Changes to Jurisdiction and General Removal Procedures
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide litigators with a thorough review of provisions of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act. The panel will assess how the Act will affect federal litigation, outline strategic considerations and offer best practices to cope with the new law.
- Overview of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act
- 30-day Removal Period
- Amount in Controversy for Purposes of Removal
- Residency for Venue Purposes
- Transfer of Venue
- Supplemental Jurisdiction Involving Other Claims
- Best Practices for Adapting Litigation Strategies
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How does the Act deal with earlier-served defendants regarding removal by another defendant?
- What are the changes to the way the amount in controversy is ascertained, alleged and proved?
- What is the standard for residency?
- How does the Act affect issues of supplemental jurisdiction?
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
King & Spalding
He has served as lead or co-counsel in over 50 class actions in all areas of the law, including antitrust, securities... | Read More
He has served as lead or co-counsel in over 50 class actions in all areas of the law, including antitrust, securities fraud, consumer protection, privacy/data breach, product liability and general commercial disputes in state and federal courts representing such clients as The Coca-Cola Company, SunTrust Banks, Countrywide, Equifax, General Motors Corporation, Humana, and Bank of America.Close
Kurt A. Kappes
He is co-Chair of the firm's national Labor & Employment Practice's Non-Compete/Trade Secret and... | Read More
He is co-Chair of the firm's national Labor & Employment Practice's Non-Compete/Trade Secret and Employment Contract Litigation team. His practice includes complex litigation involving commercial claims, trade secrets, products liability, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, qui tam actions, unfair competition, Business and Professions Code Section 17200 actions, and SOX proceedings.Close