Nos. 99-9275(L), 00-7313(CON).

261 F.3d 196 (2001)

Ridley M. WHITAKER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. AMERICAN TELECASTING, INC. and Rosenthal, Judell & Uchima, Defendants-Appellees, and Fresno Telsat, Inc., James A. Simon and Jas Partners, Ltd., and John Does Nos. 1-10 (which are individuals and entities whose identities are unknown), Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. August Term, 2000.

Decided: July 25, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

RIDLEY M. WHITAKER, New York City, Pro Se.

MICHAEL S. SOMMER and LISA V. MORAN, New York City (McDermott, Will & Emery), for Defendant-Appellee American Telecasting, Inc.

Before: FEINBERG and PARKER, Circuit Judges, and COVELLO, District Judge.

COVELLO, District Judge:

Plaintiff-appellant Ridley M. Whitaker appeals from two orders rendered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Scheindlin, J., denying the plaintiff's motion to remand and dismissing the amended complaint. In the first order appealed, the district court denied the motion to remand on grounds that removal was timely under 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b), with jurisdiction in federal court proper under 28...

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