Added Plaintiffs, Wrongful Death Claim, Didn’t Extend Removal Period, Judge Says

(April 26, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A widow’s newly added wrongful death action and inclusion of her children as plaintiffs did not extend the period for diversity jurisdiction removal, a federal judge in California held March 28 in remanding an asbestos action (Lanette Louise Lopez, et al. v. Allied Packing & Supply Inc., et al., No. 16-371, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40592).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160427-019Z.)

“To accept [the defendant’s] argument would mean that Ms. Lopez’s wrongful death claim (and the survival claim) did not commence a...
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