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If a Plaintiff from NJ sues a Defendant from NY, in a federal ct., with a federal question claim for 60k and state law claim for 20k (and they are not related to each other), can the two be joined to meet the amount in controversy for diversity jurisdiction, or is there no need for diversity jurisdiction since there's a fed. question? If so, why? (I was thinking that there's no SMJ in the state law claim, and no supp. jurisdiction).
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IF they're not related, the state law claim will need to brought in with its own SMJ. You will not be able to add the claims together to satisfy the requirement. Usually you can only aggregate against one single ∆.
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