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Kum & Go, L.C. et al v. Veeder-Root Company et al

Case Summary: 13-cv-00446

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.

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)

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Kum & Go, L.C. et al v. Veeder-Root Company et al
Kum & Go, L.C. et al v. Veeder-Root Company et al , Case Number 13-cv-00446, 1/9/2014, 10:30 am (CST), Des Moines U.S. Courthouse, Des Moines, IA, Chief Judge James E. Gritzner presiding.

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