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The United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia-Richmond Division remanded a personal injury action based on negligence back to state court. Despite plaintiff's medical expenses of $63,964.92, he/she had only sued for $74,900. The court reasoned that the plainitff's ability to amend his/her Complaint was not enough to keep the action in federal court. Under 28 U.S.C. 1332, a plaintiff must allege an amount in controversey that exceeds $75,000 in order to have his/her state law claim heard in federal court.
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