The New Removal Regime

Matthew H. Ammerman | Essay

This Essay will focus on (1) changes to the statutes governing removal of lawsuits by the “Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011” (Clarification Act)and (2) how those changes have been interpreted by courts within the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s jurisdiction. The Clarification Act makes removal of maritime personal injury claims easier, especially when the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) applies.