Case Brief Twentieth Century fox v Taylor

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Belen Cardenas Andrew Wault Case Brief March 23, 2009 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation v. Taylor, 239 F. Supp. 913(1965) Facts: A lawsuit was brought against Taylor and Burton by Twentieth Century Fox due to a breach of contract by the actors. There were five separate causes of action. Some were against Burton, some were against Taylor, and some against both. Taylor was a U.S citizen without residency to any specific state. Burton was of British citizenship. The case was moved to federal court because of diversity of citizenship and because the claims had common questions between them. Twentieth Century Fox wanted to remand all five claims back to the state court. The federal court found that four of the five causes of action were properly in federal court because they had common question between them. The fifth one was remanded because it was solely against Taylor.
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Unformatted text preview: Issue: Whether or not each cause of action should be moved back to the state court. Holding. Four out of five of the causes of action were not removed; however, the fifth one is remanded. Rationale: Article III, Section2 states that the constitution authorizes Federal courts to adjudicate cases between parties of diverse citizenship. The first four causes of action were left in the Federal court because Burton was a British Citizen and these allegations involved him. However, the second cause of action against Burton was questioned because Taylor was a U.S citizen and there were common questions between the allegations that were made against them. The fifth one was remanded back to the state court because it had to do solely with Taylor, the citizen, not with Burton....
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  • Spring '11
  • sasha
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Federal government of the United States, federal court, 20th Century Fox

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