D. C. Passes Comprehensive Ban of Non-Compete… by: David Barmak and Danielle M. Bereznay Is There A Fiduciary Duty To Consider Leaving California?
Background On June 26, 2020, the plaintiffs, entities that provide rehabilitative and medical-surgical services, filed a complaint in California state court against an insurer and an insurance broker.
On August 26, 2020, the defendants removed the action, asserting that the court had diversity jurisdiction because the plaintiffs were all citizens of California, the insurer was a citizen of Connecticut, and, while the broker also was a citizen of California, the defendants asserted that the broker was fraudulently joined and so its citizenship should not be considered.
The insurer further argued that none of the exceptions applied that would give rise to a heightened duty of care.
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