Legal definition of removal
General Civil Litigation Legal Terminology


In the USA, removal is governed by statute, 28 U.S.C. §1441 et seq. With rare exceptions, a case may be removed only if, at the time of removal, the case could be filed in federal court. Removal requires an independent ground for subject matter jurisdiction such as diversity jurisdiction or federal question jurisdiction. If removal is granted, the case will be removed to the federal district court located in the state where the action was initiated.
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