Even if claims are related, when there are multiple parties with several and distinct claims, the claims may not be aggregated to satisfy the requirement for the [wex: jurisdictional amount]. Two exceptions to this rule exist. First, a single plaintiff is allowed to aggregate the amount if he or she has two or more claims against a single defendant, whether the claims are related or unrelated. A second exception exists where there are two or more plaintiffs who have a common or undivided interest.
Aggregation of Jurisdictional Amount