United States: Snap removal in trade secret cases (Video Chat)

In brief

The North America Trade Secrets Practice discusses an often over looked procedural loophole in the federal removal statute called “snap removal”—removing a case based on diversity jurisdiction before any in-state defendant has been served—that has recently been expanded by federal courts by allowing both in-state and out-of-state defendants to remove on this basis.  In this chat, Bradford Newman, Allen Al-Haj, and Mark Ratway also highlight why defendants typically prefer defending trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation in federal court and why quick action by trade secret litigants on both sides of the courtroom is required to protect a parties' desired forum.


Contact Information
Bradford Newman
Chair - NA Trade Secrets Practice
San Francisco

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