DETROIT – Sunrise Senior Living Management Inc., as Sunrise Assisted Living, filed a petition for removal in the Oakland County, Mich., Circuit Court on May 25 seeking federal jurisdiction of a negligence and wrongful death cause of action filed against it. The assisted living company requested that, due to diversity of parties and amounts in controversy exceeding the $75,000 federal threshold, the case be removed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division (Heidi Vandermaas, et al. v. Sunrise Assisted Living, No. 2:11cv12297, E.D. Mich., Southern Div.).
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