Determining the Citizenship of Trusts for Diversity Jurisdiction

October 18, 2021

Over the years, significant confusion has existed — among both litigants and the courts — regarding how to determine the citizenship of unincorporated entities for purposes of diversity jurisdiction. The issue has been particularly murky when it comes to trusts. In our latest article for The New York Law Journal, “Determining the Citizenship of Trusts for Diversity Jurisdiction,” we discuss Judge Robert W. Lehrburger’s recent decision in MSR Trust v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC concerning the citizenship of a business trust.

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