Tag Archives: diversity jurisdiction

Wage and hour class action remanded to state court

An employer could not rely on extrinsic evidence to show that an employee’s overtime lawsuit did not fall within the “local controversy” exception to federal jurisdiction over class actions, the 9th Circuit has ruled in affirming a remand order.

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A corporation is a citizen of the state where its “nerve center” is located for the purpose of establishing federal diversity jurisdiction. See “Justices adopt ‘nerve center’ test for diversity jurisdiction.” U.S. Supreme Court. Hertz Corp. v. Friend, No. 08-1107. ...

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Court tackles messy diversity of citizenship issue

WASHINGTON – In federal court, figuring out where a company ‘resides’ for the purposes of diversity jurisdiction is not always an easy task. But with the case Hertz Corp. v. Friend, the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to make ...

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