Diversity Jurisdiction Question

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RaleighStClair
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Diversity Jurisdiction Question

Postby RaleighStClair » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:26 pm

In his infinite wisdom, my prof decided not to teach us jurisdiction until 2/3 of the way through the semester, so here I am - confused. If someone could explain to me whether diversity jurisdiction exists in this hypothetical situation, and why, I would be way appreciative.

My professor told us that there is DJ, but I want to say that there is not:

A, a corporation that is incorporated in Oregon and has its principal place of business in New Jersey, sues B, a corporation that is incorporated in Oregon and has its principal place of business in South Carolina, for $100,000 in federal court.

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Re: Diversity Jurisdiction Question

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:06 pm

Either u got your facts wrong or your prof is a dum dum

28 USC §1332 - If any plaintiffs citizenship = any defendants citizenship then no DJ

Corporations have dual citizenship - one state where they are incorporated and one state where they have their principal place of business.

Both corps in dis hypo have incorp in Oregon therefore no DJ

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Re: Diversity Jurisdiction Question

Postby RaleighStClair » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:49 pm

THANK YOU. That's what I thought. I know I'm no expert, but my prof seems to be wrong about a ton of stuff so far. This is his first time teaching civ pro.




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