Insured’s Motion To Remand Auto Theft Suit Denied; Amount In Controversy Met

Mealey's (May 15, 2018, 3:42 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on May 14 denied an insured’s motion to remand a suit alleging claims for breach of contract and bad faith arising out of an insurer’s refusal to pay for the theft of the insured’s vehicle because diversity of citizenship exists and the amount in controversy exceeds the federal jurisdictional minimum amount of $75,000 (Jennifer Smith-Dickerson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. Inc., No. 18-189, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81085).

(Opinion available.  Document #07-180529-009Z.)

In 1997, Jennifer...
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