Unformatted text preview: Issue: Whether there was proper subject matter jurisdiction Rule: If the defendant and plaintiff overlap in citizenship, then there can not be a diversity of citizenship jurisdiction in Federal Court. Rational: The lawyers should’ve known better. LLC citizenship = citizenship where all the members are. Similar to partnerships. Corporations citizenship = primary place of business + place of incorporation. They overlapped. Even asked the court to affirm the judgment, even though they had no jurisdiction Holding: Dismissed because of lack of jurisdiction. And made lawyers not work for money on the remainder of this case. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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- Fall '11
- Corporation, Subject-matter jurisdiction, Champaign Market Place, citizenship jurisdiction