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Angela Schaefer joined the firm’s Huntsville office as an associate in the Appellate Practice Group after clerking for Judge John M. Rogers on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was an executive editor of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the American Bar Association National Moot Court Team, as well as the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board.  While attending law school, Angela coauthored an article on the Second Amendment, published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation.


A Corporation May Not Pick and Choose Its Citizenship to Create Diversity under CAFAThe Sixth Circuit became the third court of appeals to reject the “alternative citizenship” theory of diversity under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).  In Roberts v. Mars Petcare US, Inc., a putative class of Tennessee citizens sued Mars Petcare in Tennessee state court.  Mars Petcare removed the case to federal court, relying on

Sixth Circuit Clarifies Where to Appeal in a Transferred CaseLast month, the Sixth Circuit subtly deepened a circuit split over a significant question of appellate jurisdiction within the federal courts: When a lawsuit begins in one U.S. district court but is transferred to a second district court within another federal circuit before reaching a final judgment, which court of appeals has jurisdiction to review