Allegations Supporting Diversity Jurisdiction Get Close Scrutiny

April 16, 2013  |  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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