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COURT LIMITS REVIEW OF REMAND ORDER BASED ON ONE DEFENDANT’S FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE

The Eleventh Circuit waded into a procedural thicket in Overlook Gardens Properties, LLC v. ORIX USA, L.P., 2019 WL 2590869 (11th Cir. June 25, 2019), ultimately concluding that it had no appellate jurisdiction to review an order remanding a removed case to state court .  At issue was the effect of a forum selection clause that bound one, but not all, of the defendants to litigate, in...

Trademark Plaintiff Waited Too Long to Douse the Fire

When an opinion opens with “the plaintiff pursued its preliminary-injunction motion with the urgency of someone out on a meandering evening stroll rather than someone in a race against time,” there isn’t much suspense about who’s going to win and why, and the court did indeed affirm the denial of preliminary injunctive relief in Wreal, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., 2016 WL 6310784 (11th...

Court Applies Final Judgment Review Standard to Grant of Summary Judgment

When no jury is demanded, does a district court have more leeway in granting summary judgment? The Eleventh Circuit explained the question in its July 26 opinion in Florida International University Board of Trustees v. Florida National University, Inc., 2016 WL 4010164 (11th Cir. July 26, 2016), affirming the district court’s judgment in favor of the defendant, Florida National...