For instance, let us look at Target in Palm Beach County as an example. They have 9 locations here in Palm Beach County. Because they are so familiar and employ hundreds of people here, they are part of Palm Beach County. That is to their credit. In my opinion, they would not be hometowned because they are part of our community. However, Target is technically a citizen of a different state and routinely removes cases to Federal Courts.
I searched the Palm Beach County Clerk’s website for cases involving Target for all of 2019 through the first half of 2020 in premises liability cases (slip and fall or trip and falls). They filed a notice of removal 16/19 times where there was not an obvious Florida co-Defendant.