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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Diversity – John Doe Defendants (access required)

A plaintiff who has been granted leave to amend his complaint to add as defendants "John Does 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5" cannot seek remand of this removed action to state court on the ground that discovery will show these additional defendants to be non-diverse. The John Does fall into 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1441(a)'s ...

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