diversity jurisdiction

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In December 1991, a fire in an underground storage facility destroyed food and other products that ConAgra Foods, Inc. (“ConAgra”) was storing there. See ConAgra Foods, Inc. v. Americold Logistics, LLC, No. 13-2064-JWL, 2013 WL 5530274, *3 (D. Kan. Oct...

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Overview

Diversity jurisdiction is one of two methods for a federal court to have federal subject-matter jurisdiction over a case (the other being federal question jurisdiction).

Requirements

To have diversity jurisdiction, there are two...

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Congress gives federal district courts the power to exercise “diversity jurisdiction” over any civil claim for at least $75,000 arising between citizens of different states. See 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a)(1). For purposes of diversity jurisdiction, a...

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In March 2001, Christophe and Juanita Roche (“Roche”) entered into a lease for Unit 104 in the Westfield Village Apartments. Pet'r Lincoln's Br. at 2. Roche later discovered toxic mold in the apartment, and on August 22, 2002 Roche filed an eleven-...

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[Question presented][Issue][Facts][Discussion][Analysis]Issue

Whether a named plaintiff in a class action lawsuit can defeat a defendant’s attempt to remove the action to federal court, by stipulating for the named plaintiff and absent potential class...

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Petitioner Wachovia Bank National Association ("Wachovia") is a national banking association with its main office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Respondent Daniel Schmidt is a citizen of South Carolina who used Wachovia as his personal and business...