POWELL et al v. SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION et al
ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO AMEND AND CERTIFY ORDER FOR INTERLOCUTORY REVIEW PURSUANT TO 28 USC 1292(b) IS HEREBY GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MICHAEL M. BAYLSON ON 12/19/2013. 12/19/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(kp, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
MADISON POWELL, a Minor, by THERESA
POWELL, Guardian, and THERESA POWELL,
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION
and PAR PHARMACEUTICALS
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO AMEND AND CERTIFY ORDER
FOR INTERLOCUTORY REVIEW PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 1292(B)
AND NOW, this 19th day of December, 2013, upon consideration of the Plaintiffs’ Motion to
Amend and Certify Order for Interlocutory Review Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) and
Defendant’s response, the Court GRANTS the motion and certifies to the United States Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit the following question on interlocutory review:
Whether a defendant may remove a case a second time based on diversity
jurisdiction more than one year after the commencement of the case.
The Court finds the Order of September 26, 2013 “involves a controlling question of law
as to which there is substantial ground for difference of opinion.” In order to maintain the status
quo pending any decision by the Third Circuit, the Court will extend the stay until the Third
Circuit has rendered a decision.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Michael M. Baylson
Michael M. Baylson, U.S.D.J.
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