North Carolina man wants case to move to federal court

The defendant in a personal injury case is asking a federal court to take over the Texas case because the parties are from two different states and the requested damages exceeds state limits. Dennis C. Egburtson filed a notice of removal Jan. 8 with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas-Marshall Division. The notice seeks to remove the case filed against Egburtson by Johnnie Adams from the Harrison County Circuit Court to the federal court.  The notice states Adams, a Harrison County resident, filed the original petition Dec. 4, against Egburtson, a resident of Randolph County, N.C. Adams’s original complaint is seeking to recover personal injury damages to be paid to a personal injury claimant, according to the notice. Adams is seeking damages in excess of $200,000 and court costs. Egburtson is being represented by Clay White of White and Shaver. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-10. This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an motion filed by the defendent. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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