Finding that there was “no objectively reasonable basis for removal,” a federal judge has awarded $11,000 in attorney fees to the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit against a Bloomsburg University fraternity.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann of the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted plaintiff Carol King’s motion for attorney fees over defendant Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation’s removal of the lawsuit from Columbia County court. The ruling wades into an unsettled issue yet to be addressed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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