Free Notice of Removal - District Court of Delaware - Delaware


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Case 1:05-cv—00699-SLR-IVI PT Document 1 Filed 09/26/2005 Page 1 of 4
` IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
E.I. du PONT de NEMOURS and COMPANY, )
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LUMBERMENS MUTUAL CASUALTY )
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- NOTICE OF REMOVAL
Defendant, Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company ("Lumbermens") hereby
removes this action from the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware In and For New Castle
County to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. In support hereof}
Lumbermens respectfully states:
1. On or about September 1, 2005, Plaintiff E.I. du Pont de Nemours and
Company ("DuPont"), commenced this action by filing a Complaint in the Court of Chancery of
the State of Delaware In and For New Castle County, under the above-captioned title and bearing
Case No. 1601-N.
2. Lumbermens, the sole defendant in this action, was served with a
Sumrnons and a copy of the Complaint through the Delaware Secretary of State’s Office on
September 6, 2005. This Notice of Removal is timely filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § l446(b).
3. This is a civil action over which this Court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1332 and is an action that Lumbermens can remove pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1441.
Complete diversity of citizenship exists between Lumberrnens, an Illinois corporation having its
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principle place of business in Long Grove, Illinois, and DuPont, a Delaware corporation having
its principle place of business in Wilmington, Delaware. E Compl. 1[1| 8-9 (alleging diversity
of citizenship as to Lunrbermens and DuPont). The state law claims brought by DuPont against
Lumberrnens seek relief in excess of the jurisdictional amount. Q Compl. {HI 89-118 (alleging
that the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000).
4. The United States District Court for the District of Delaware is the District
Court of the United States embracing New Castle County, Delaware. g 28 U.S.C. §87.
5. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § l446(a), a copy of the Complaint and all
processes and pleadings served on Lumbermens in this case are attached hereto as Exhibit "A" in
the order they were chronologically e-Bled with the Court of Chancery.
6. The time provided under state law for Lumbermens tc answer or otherwise
plead to the Complaint has not yet expired.
7. By Filing this Notice of Removal, Lumberrnens does not waive any
defense which may be available to it, specifically including, but not limited to, its right to contest
personal jurisdiction, the sufficiency of service of process, and whether venue is proper in this
Court or in the Court cf Chancery.
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WHEREFORE, Lumbennens hereby removes this action hom the Court of
Chancery of the State of Delaware In and For New Castle County to the United States Court for
the District of Delaware.
Respectfully itted,
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Mgt I J .saas.n.
Of Counsel: David B. Stratton (DE Bar #960)
PEPPER HAMILTON LLP
Michael M. Eidelman, Esquire Hercules Plaza, Suite 5100
Randall M. Lending, Esquire 1313 N. Market Street
Jeffery M. I-Ieftman, Esquire Wilmington, DE 19899-1709
VEDDER, PRICE, KAUFMAN & Te1No.: (302) 777-6500
KAMMHOLZ, P.C. Fax No.: (302) 421-8390
222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2600 .
Chicago, IL 60601-1003 Attorneys for Defendant
Tel No.: 312-609-7500 Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company
Dated: September 23, 2005
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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I hereby certify that on this 23’° day of September 2005, a true and correct copy of
Defendant’s Notice of Removal without Exhibits was served via Erst—class mail, postage prepaid
on the following counsel of record:
John E. James, Esq.
Richard L. Horwitz, Esq.
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Hercules Plaza, Sixth Floor
1313 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Attorneys for Plaintyf
David Stratton (De Bar #960)
PEPPER HAMILTON LLP
Hercules Plaza, Suite 5100
1313 N. Market Street
P.O. Box 1709
Wilmington, DE 19899-1709
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