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COOK v. WIKLER, 02-1340

Dismissal of an appeal of a remand order, entered on the basis of a defect in removal, is proper where the district court determined that third-party defendants were prohibited from removing cases to federal court under 28 U.S.C. section 1441.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/03/2002
  • Decided 02/24/2003
  • Published 02/24/2003


  • Before: ROTH, SMITH and CUDAHY, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • City of Philadelphia Law Dept., Nelson A. Diaz, City Solicitor, Elise M. Bruhl (argued), Assistant City Solicitor, Appeals, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellant Police Officer Tonkinson., Gordon Gelfond, Margolis & Edelstein, Philadelphia, for Gerald Wikler., William E. Averona, Philadelphia, PA, for Deborah Cook.

  • For Appellees:
  • Alan L. Yatvin (argued), Popper & Yatvin, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee John Palko.
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