On August 23, Judge Rebecca Beach Smith issued a notable decision that serves as a stern warning to out-of-state counsel seeking to practice in the Eastern District — and, perhaps more so, to the local counsel who choose to associate with them.
Noland is an associate in the firm's Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from University of Richmond School of Law, where she served as manuscript editor of the University of Richmond Law Review, and as vice chancellor of the McNeill Law Society. Noland was also on the Trial Advocacy Board and a board member of the Richmond Law & Business Forum.
A recent EDVA decision reinforced the point that removal to federal court must be based on the existence of either federal question or diversity jurisdiction, but not supplemental jurisdiction.