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Civil Procedure – Diversity – Proper Defendant – Branch Bank (access required)

A plaintiff who sued a Martinsville branch of SunTrust Bank in state court cannot defeat removal of her suit to federal court, as the branch bank is not a separate legal entity and SunTrust, the Georgia corporation, must be substituted as defendant; the Danville U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to substitute defendant and denies ...