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Martin v. Franklin Capital Corp.

Docket No.: 04-1140
Certiorari Granted: Apr 25 2005
Argued: November 8, 2005
Decided: December 7, 2005

Topics:

Attorneys, Attorneys' Fees

PartyNames: Gerald T. Martin, et ux. v. Franklin Capital Corporation, et al.
Petitioner: Gerald T. Martin, et ux.
Respondent: Franklin Capital Corporation, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Gerald T. Martin, et ux.
v.
Franklin Capital Corporation, et al.
546 U.S. 132 (2005)
Question Presented:

What legal standard governs the decision whether to award fees and expenses under 28 U.S.C. ยง1447(c) upon remanding a removed case to state court?

Question:

What standard should federal courts use when determining whether to award attorney's fees after an improperly removed case is remanded to state court?

Holding: affirmed
Vote: 9-0
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