Federal Circuit Creates Split Re Reviewability of Remand Orders Based on Rejection of Supplemental Jurisdiction

Per U.S. Law Week Volume 76 Number 20, Tuesday, November 27, 2007:

An order remanding a removed case in which the district court declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state claims is not reviewable in federal appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held Nov. 13 (HIF Bio Inc. v. Yung Shin Pharmaceuticals Industrial Co., Fed. Cir., No. 2006-1522, 11/13/07).

Opening up a circuit split, Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa said that recent U.S. Supreme Court pronouncements on remands undercut other circuits' view that remands based on supplemental jurisdiction are distinguishable from those based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction and therefore fall outside the jurisdictional bar of 28 U.S.C. ยง 1447(d).

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