Federal Removal Statute Does Not Fully Bar District Courts From Reviewing Remand Orders, 4th Cir. Rules
December 11, 2014
- Opinion, Dissent
BALTIMORE — Federal removal statute 28 U.S.C. § 1447(d) does not prohibit federal district courts from reviewing remand orders on the basis that they may have been fraudulently obtained, a 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals majority has ruled.
In a Nov. 25 majority opinion written by Judge Henry F. Floyd, the majority reversed a district court’s ruling that § 1447(d) prohibits it from imposing certain sanctions under Rule 11 or affording relief under Rule 60(b)(3) for plaintiffs’ counsel’s purportedly fraudulent conduct in obtaining a remand order for two asbestos cases.
Joyce Barlow and Clare Mosko filed their respective asbestos …
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