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Diversity Of Citizenship Does Not Exist; Suit Must Be Remanded, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (October 14, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — Because it is possible for a disability claimant to amend a complaint to plead claims with more particularity against a California doctor who conducted an independent medical exam for the disability insurer and the hospital that employed the doctor, a California federal judge on Oct. 11 said the suit must be remanded to state court as complete diversity of citizenship does not exist (Mayna Chau-Barlow v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., et al., No. 16-1694, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140833)....
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