In a win for plaintiffs attorneys fighting so-called snap removals to federal courts, a federal magistrate judge in New Jersey recommended remand of more than a dozen lawsuits brought over allegedly defective hip implants.

Monday’s decision, by U.S. Magistrate Judge James Clark, comes as a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee subcommittee heard testimony last year on the practice of snap removals, in which defendants immediately remove cases to federal court before receiving notice of service of a complaint.

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