No. 99-16604.

265 F.3d 853 (2001)

Susan KANTER; Sharon Plunk, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. WARNER-LAMBERT CO., Defendant, and Pfizer Inc., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 10, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph W. Bell, Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette, LLP, San Francisco, California, for the plaintiffs-appellees.

Thomas A. Smart, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, LLP, New York, New York, for the defendant-appellant.

Before: SCHROEDER, Chief Judge, HALL, and W. FLETCHER, Circuit Judges.


Defendant Pfizer Inc. ("Pfizer") appeals a district court order awarding attorneys' fees to plaintiffs Susan Kanter and Sharon Plunk ("Plaintiffs") under 28 U.S.C. § 1447(c). The district court awarded those fees after Pfizer and its three co-defendants removed Plaintiffs' state-law class action from California court and the district court remanded. Because we agree with the district court that removal was improper, we affirm...

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