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13-cv-00446

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Case Summary: Kum & Go, L.C. et al v. Veeder-Root Company et al, 13-cv-00446 (S.D. Iowa)

On September 13, 2012, Plaintiffs Kum & Go and Krause Gentle Corporation filed a petition against Defendants Veeder-Root Company, Gilbarco Inc., and Blackmer in Iowa state court alleging negligent design of a gas pump suction unit.  Defendants filed a third party petition on August 30, 2013, naming PMP as third party defendant.  On September 11, Plaintiffs filed an amended petition in state court adding PMP as a Defendant and seeking damages in excess of $250,000 from all Defendants. 

PMP removed the case to federal court, with the consent of the other named defendants, claiming federal diversity jurisdiction: the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000 and Plaintiffs and Defendants are citizens of different states.  Plaintiffs subsequently filed a Motion to Remand the case back to state court, arguing that PMP’s Notice of Removal was not timely filed.  This video shows the hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion to Remand.

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Case Highlights

  • Action commenced in Iowa state court 9/13/2012
  • Notice of Removal filed by third party defendant PMP Corp. 10/17/2013 (Doc #1)
  • Plaintiffs filed Motion to Remand 11/06/2013 (Doc #6)
  • Hearing held on Motion to Remand 1/9/2014 (Doc #19)

 

Case-related documents, including those referenced above, are available via the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service. For more information, visit Pacer.gov.