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Sumner and Braccia’s Article Published by ABA, Litigation Section, Trial Practice Committee

April 2016

Charleston Litigation Member Robert Sumner and Charlotte Litigation Attorney Jennifer Braccia published an article in the American Bar Association, Litigation Section on April 11. The article titled, “Resident Defendant Exception for Removal: A Clever Move or Legal Gamesmanship?” discusses how the resident defendant rule often focus on the phrase “properly joined and served.” Many argue that this phrase provides resident defendants the opportunity to remove a case to federal court if the resident defendant has not yet been “properly joined and served.” To read the full article, click here