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Jurisdiction – Abstention – Employment dispute

A diversity action filed in federal court by a plaintiff against her former employer should not have been dismissed in deference to a pending declaratory judgment action that the employer brought earlier in state court.

Nazario-Lugo v. Caribevisión Holdings, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-053-12) (19 pages) (Howard, J.) (1st Circuit) Appealed from the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (Docket Nos. 10-1728 and 1945) (Feb. 24, 2012).

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