An Overview of Snap Removal

Removal is the procedure for a party in a state-court action to move the lawsuit to federal court. For removal to be proper, a federal district court must possess subject matter jurisdiction over the case. Primarily, federal district courts possess subject-matter jurisdiction over claims where a plaintiff alleges a cause of action arising under federal law, and claims where the matter in controversy exceeds $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs and is between citizens of different states.

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