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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Avitts v. Amoco Production Co.
Citation:53 F.3d 690 (5th Cir. 1995)
Appellees sued Appellant, an oil company, along with other oil companies, in state court. Appellees sought damages for injury to their property allegedly resulting from oil and gas operations. The matter was removed to federal court based on the original complaint’s references to “federal law” (although no specific federal law or cause of action); subsequent amended complaints omitted and/or contained no federal law references. The matter came before the federal Court of Appeals after the federal district court, to which the matter had been removed, entered a preliminary injunction requiring the oil company to pay interim costs and attorneys’ fees.
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