Federal Court Eschews Jurisdiction Over State Enforcement Proceeding: Enforcement Section of the Massachusetts Securities Division v. Scottrade, Inc.
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By Paul J. Dubow

*Under the federal ingredient doctrine, a well-pled complaint arises under the laws of the United States if a state law cause of action “requires resolution of a substantial question of federal law”

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DA as Defendant Does Not Defeat Diversity Jurisdiction in Ex-Broker’s Suit: Wilkov v. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*A plaintiff may not defeat a federal court’s diversity jurisdiction and a defendant’s right to remove a case by joining a party with no real connection to the controversy.

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Federal Court Eschews Jurisdiction Over Award Challenge: Sanchez v. Borelli
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By Paul J. Dubow

*When a petitioner seeks confirmation or vacatur of an Award, without seeking a remand for further arbitration proceedings,

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