Today, the Eighth Circuit refused to extend the time for removing a case beyond the statutory 30-day period.  The remover, R.J. Reynolds, argued that it got the idea for removing from a decision that recognized a new jurisdictional basis for removal.  The court didn’t buy the theory, holding that the intervening decision didn’t restart the 30-day removal clock under 28 U.S.C. 1446(a).  Dahl v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 06-1776 (8th Cir. Feb. 28, 2007).

Barry Barnett

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