ph14 wrote:Civ pro Q: For venue under where the D resides if they all reside in the same state. How does that work for corporations? If it's 1 corporation, and they are subject to PJ in 2 states, then are they really "residing in the same state"? And if it's multiple corporations with completely different INC/PPB but they happen to both be subject to PJ in a different state, would they both reside there?
let me know if this is what you are talking about: P sues d1 and d2. p is domiciled in TN as an individual. D1 is domiciled as an individual in NC. d2 is a corporation domiciled in NC as a state of incorporation and TN as a principle place of business. Technically P can sue in TN because its a district where any defendant resides (d2) if all defendants reside in the same state (they all reside in the same state, it just so happens that he also resides in two). It's a literal way of reading the venue statute and it may be done. But just to completely ruin everything that I said, it cannot be done anymore because of legislation that passed last Wednesday. Federal jurisdiction and venue clarification act.