Improper Joinder: Confronting Plaintiffs’ Attempts to Destroy Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction
American University Law Review
2009
Special counsel Paul Rosenthal authored the American University Law Review article “Improper Joinder: Confronting Plaintiffs’ Attempts to Destroy Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction.” The article covers the forum debate between plaintiffs and defendants, the options and opportunities defendants have to influence forum selection by making an allegation of fraudulent joinder and proposes that courts refine these standards and implement a uniform, enhanced test to protect access to federal courts.