Cumulus Suit Against Law Firm For Unpaid WLS/Chicago Time Brokerage Costs Goes Back To Michigan Court
August 27, 2015 at 4:03 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA's lawsuit against ROYAL OAK, MI law firm DAILEY LAW FIRM, P.C., alleging that the firm failed to pay for the time brokered to air "THE LAW SHOW" on News-Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO, is moving back to OAKLAND COUNTY, MI court.
Federal judge PAUL D. BORMAN issued a Notice of Remand to the state court on MONDAY (8/24) sending the case back; under the applicable law, diversity of citizenship for purposes of federal jurisdiction does not allow removal of a state case to federal court "if any of the parties in interest properly joined and served as defendants is a citizen of the State in which the action is brought." DAILEY, resident in MICHIGAN, was ordered to show cause why the case shouldn't be remanded.
The suit was initially filed on JULY 22nd and removed from OAKLAND COUNTY, MI court to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MICHIGAN, Southern Division, by a motion last week (NET NEWS 8/20). CUMULUS alleges that DAILEY owes $112,000 for airing the weekend show, plus website and spot costs.