Amended Petition After November 2009

Is a wife's injury claim and her husband's derivative cause of action combined to reach the 75k+ for removal?

Answer: You generally do not aggregate claims of husband and of a wife for consortium loss in determining amount in controversy for federal court diversity jurisdiction. See: Rodery v. Hardeeā€™s Food Systems, Inc., 995 F.Supp. 599 (E.D. Mo. 1998) and Employers Mut. Cas. Co. v. Maggart, 261 F.Supp. 768 (W.D. Tx. 1966).