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R.I. Federal Court Denies Motion To Remand Finding Settlement Demand in Personal Injury Claim Does Not Determine Jurisdiction Amount

The Rhode Island federal district court has accepted a report and recommendation that a motion to remand a personal injury claim case be denied because the probable value of the claim exceeds the jurisdiction amount. The Court rejected plaintiff's argument that a settlement demand of $74,500 established that the case was below the jurisdictional amount. The court said it could rely on judicial experience and common sense in determining that the claim had the potential for significant damages exceeding $75,000.