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Bankrupt was not ‘nominal’ for jurisdiction purposes (access required)

Although an individual defendant filed for bankruptcy protection after allegedly striking the plaintiff with his car and his insurance carrier interpled all relevant proceeds into the state court, he was not a “nominal” party for purposes of diversity jurisdiction and the case must be remanded to state court. Background On Oct. 30, 2016, Bobby Harris Sr. was ...