This student comment explores the problem facing Florida insurers preventing them from exercising their right to litigate bad faith causes of action in federal court. This article demonstrates how the federal removal statutes, and amendments thereto, have potentially precluded insurers from removing some bad faith actions from state to federal court under diversity jurisdiction. This article details the divergence in opinion among Florida’s Southern and Middle District Courts in interpreting the federal removal statutes and concludes with a prediction of how the split may be resolved by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brooke M. Gaffney,
Amendments to Federal Removal Statutes: Curtailing Adjudication of Diversity Cases or Bad Faith Causes of Action?,
Barry L. Rev.
Available at: https://lawpublications.barry.edu/barrylrev/vol19/iss1/6