Removal of Maritime Claims: Is There Still a Conflict?
In the United States, state and federal courts operate on a dual track, with the difference that state courts are courts of “general jurisdiction” (i.e., hearing all cases not specifically reserved to federal courts), while federal courts are courts of “limited jurisdiction” (i.e., hearing cases involving “diversity of citizenship” or raising a “federal question”). In some cases, however, a defendant found in state court can transfer the case to federal court (also known as “removal”). Read More »
This article by Noe S. Hamra, associate at Blank Rome,is one in a series of articles written for Blank Rome Maritime's quarterly Mainbrace newsletter. To view the other articles in the October 2018 edition of Mainbrace, please click here.