Saadeh v

Saadeh v - the intent of the legislature to construe the...

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Saadeh v. Farouki Federal Ct. of Appeals: D.C. Cir. Ct. 1997 J. Rogers Issue: Whether at the time Saadeh filed his complaint, Farouki qualified as a citizen of a state, under the 1998 Amendment to § 1332 (which provides that) “an alien admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence shall be deemed a citizen of the state in which such alien is domiciled.” Or Whether an alien attains Federal diversity jurisdiction under § 1332 to bring suit against another alien, when, not withstanding the literal reading of the statute, the courtlooks to
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Unformatted text preview: the intent of the legislature to construe the statute and finds that Congress intended to reduce federal jurisdiction rather than expand it. Facts: Mr. Farouki borrowed $ from Mr. Saadeh and defaulted on the loans. Mr. Farouki was an alien from Jordan who resided in MD. Saadeh was a Greek citizen. The district ct. rendered a judgement for Saadeh, and Farouki appealed. The ct. of appeals dismissed the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction....
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