• Posts by Arthur E. Schmalz
    Posts by Arthur E. Schmalz

    For close to three decades, Art has tried or litigated to completion a wide array of complex business disputes in federal and state courts and arbitration. Often taking the plaintiff’s side in high-stakes commercial litigation ...

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Retailers sued in state court might be pleasantly surprised to learn that the presence of a forum defendant may not always prevent removal to federal court based on diversity of citizenship. A procedural maneuver known as “snap removal” can allow a defendant to remove such a case in certain situations. Although federal district court rulings on the procedure’s validity are divergent, snap removal could gain traction from a recent thumbs up by the Third Circuit. Regardless of the governing precedent, successful snap removal requires constant vigilance, quick action and even a little luck.


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