Judge Allows Amended Complaint Seeking Exclusion Of Federal Jurisdiction

(November 3, 2015, 11:24 AM EST) -- NEW YORK — A plaintiff may amend a complaint in an attempt to disclaim federal jurisdiction, and any fallout from a subsequent motion to remand can be addressed at that time, a federal judge held Oct. 19 (Alton Chapman and Frances Chapman v. CBS Corp., et al., No. 14-7704, S.D. N.Y.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151104-021Z.)

Alton and Frances Chapman filed suit in August 2014 against a “veritable sea of defendants” whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos, leading him to contract mesothelioma. Alton Chapman’s exposure allegedly...
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