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Moving BI claims to a different court. A remand to state court will have to “check all the boxes” and “detail the factors on which the district court is relying for the remand.” (Photo: bluraz/stock.adobe.com)

It won’t be as easy for plaintiffs filing business interruption insurance claims to find their way to the plaintiff-friendly confines of state courts under a recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Federal judges must undergo a detailed analysis before declining to exercise jurisdiction in such cases brought under the Declaratory Judgment Act, the appeals court ruled recently in Umami Pittsburgh v. Motorists Commercial Mutual Insurance.

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