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04.16.13 | Articles

Allegations Supporting Diversity Jurisdiction Get Close Scrutiny

New York Law Journal

This article discusses three decisions from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York pertaining to federal diversity jurisdiction. These cases serve as a reminder that the dictates of the diversity statute, 28 U.S.C §1332, may not be as plain as they appear, especially to a judiciary growing skeptical of the continued need for diversity jurisdiction as a protection against local bias by state courts.

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