diversity jurisdiction example

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Diversity jurisdiction exists only when the amount in controversy is over $75,000 and there is complete diversity of citizenship between the parties. For example, diversity jurisdiction exits when a citizen of Pennsylvania is suing a citizen of Minnesota and claiming $76,000 in damages. In cases with more than two parties, complete diversity requires that there not be citizens of the same state on different side of the litigation. For example, diversity jurisdiction exists if a citizen of Pennsylvania sues a citizen of Minnesota and a citizen of New York in the same suit, but does not exist if the Pennsylvania citizen attempts to sue a Minnesota citizen and another Pennsylvania citizen.