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Civil Procedure – Removal – Timely Notice – Multiple Defendants (access required)

The 4th Circuit repudiates the “McKinney” rule as drawn from dicta in a 1992 case, and joins other federal circuit courts to adopt the “last-served” rule which gives each defendant, after service, 30 days to file a notice of removal under 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b). The threshold issue we consider is whether removal of the case ...

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