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Admiralty – Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – Saving to Suitors Clause – Statutory Amendment (access required)

Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. v. Willis (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-022-16, 7 pp.) (Louise Flanagan, J.) 4:16-cv-00182; E.D.N.C. Holding: Congress’s 2011 amendment to 28 U.S.C. § 1441 applies only to diversity cases, not admiralty cases. The court rejects defendants’ argument that, because Congress narrowed the language of the forum-defendant rule to apply only to diversity actions ...

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