- Federal District Court abused its discretion when it maintained jurisdiction over a removed case involving only state law and common law claims after the federal claims were dismissed.
- Procedural context:
- Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
- Plaintiff commenced an action in the DC Superior Court against the bank that foreclosed on his property and other defendants, including Fannie Mae. The defendants removed the action to federal court. Plaintiff moved for remand, which the court denied. Later Fannie Mae and the federal claims were dismissed from the action. The District Court kept the case and decided it against the Plaintiff. Plaintiff appealed to the DC Circuit, which reversed holding that the District Court should not have decided only state law and common law claims after the federal claims were dismissed.
- Brown, Millett, and Wilkins.
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