The plaintiff-appellant appeals the district court's denial of his motion to remand his retaliation suit against his former employer and challenges that court's conclusions of law that he did not prove retaliatory discrimination. The bright-line rule for timeliness remains that the 30-day removal clock is not triggered unless the initial pleading affirmatively reveals on its face that the plaintiffs sought damages exceeding the jurisdictional amount. The district court's judgment is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-40419, 06-10-2013.
Mumfrey v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
June 14, 2013