The amount in controversy is determined for removal to Federal Court as of the time of removal. In a recent decision, expected payments under Long Term Care Insurance over the anticipated life expectancy of the Policyholders did not satisfy the amount-in-controversy requirement for removal from State Court based on Federal Courts' diversity jurisdiction. Tober v. Transamerica Life Ins. Co., 2012 WL 2413766 *2 (S.D. Fla. June 26, 2012)(Order Remanding Case to State Court and Denying Plaintiffs' Request for Attorney's Fees).
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