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Tort/Negligence – Auto Accident – Civil Practice – Diversity Jurisdiction – Amount in Controversy – Timely Removal (access required)

Although plaintiff’s counsel made defendants aware that plaintiff had incurred $16,000 in medical expenses – and would incur more – in addition to lost wages, and although the complaint asked for punitive damages, defendants did not receive notice that the amount in controversy would exceed the $75,000 until plaintiff’s interrogatory response indicated that his damages ...

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