Jeffrey I. Ehrlich obtains remand of bad-faith action removed from state court to federal court

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Jeffrey I. Ehrlich obtains remand of bad-faith action removed from state court to federal court

US District Court Central District of California SealOn September 9, 2010, U.S. District Judge Steven V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion to remand filed by Jeffrey I. Ehrlich for Shernoff, Bidart & Echeverria, LLP.  The insurer, Northwestern Mutual, had removed the case to federal court arguing that the insurance agent named in the lawsuit as a co-defendant was a “sham defendant” whose citizenship could be ignored.

Ehrlich filed a motion arguing that California law allowed actions against insurance agents in situations like those presented in the lawsuit, and therefore Northwestern Mutual’s removal was improper.  The court agreed, and remanded the case to state court.

Order Granting Remand (.pdf)

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