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Unformatted text preview: Tenn. state law conspiracy claim. ISSUE: Whether the District Court properly entertained supplemental jurisdiction of the claim based on Tenn. law. HELD: Yes, Pendent or supplemental jurisdiction exists whenever there is a federal claim that is directly related to a state claim and the federal claim has sufficient substance to confer subject matter jurisdiction on the Court under Article 3 2 of the Constitution. The state and federal claim must derive from a common nucleus....
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- Spring '08