Ken Seeley is an internationally acclaimed interventionist, having years of experience in this field. Certified as a Board Registered Interventionist – Level 2, Seeley has worked full-time in the business of recovery and intervention since 1989. He is a regular contributor to CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, Fox , and ABC on the topics of addiction and intervention. He was one of three the featured interventionists on the Emmy Award Winning Television Series ‘ Intervention ‘ on A&E . He is also the author of ‘ Face It and Fix It ‘, (published by Harper One Collins in 2009) a popular book about overcoming the denial that leads to common addictions while bringing guidance to those struggling with addiction.
In both intervention of right and permissive intervention, the applicant must make a timely application to be heard. The applicant cannot sit on its rights; it must intervene as soon as it has reason to know that its interest may be adversely affected by the outcome of the pending litigation. The applicant must serve its motion to intervene on the parties to the case and explain its reasons for intervening in the motion papers. In addition, . federal law does not allow the procedure of intervention to violate the requirements of diversity jurisdiction . The court must have either diversity jurisdiction or federal question jurisdiction over the intervenor's claim. Supplemental jurisdiction is not permitted for intervention claims under 28 . § 1367 (b) when the original claim's federal jurisdiction was based solely on diversity and exercising supplemental jurisdiction over the intervening claim would be inconsistent with the diversity requirements of 28 . § 1332 . However, supplemental jurisdiction is permitted when the claims are so related that they form the same case or controversy.