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suits against the United States, and cases arising under certain federal
statutes expressly providing for exclusive jurisdiction. oncurrent Federal Jurisdiction — Two types: (1) federal question jurisdiction
over any case (no minimum dollar requirement) arising under the
Constitution, statutes, or treaties of the United States, if there is not
exclusive federal jurisdiction (2) civil suits where there is diversity of
citizenship and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. iversity of citizenship exists:
when the plaintiffs are citizens of a state or states different from the
state or states of which the defendants are citizens; or
when a foreign country brings an action against citizens of the United
when STATE JURISDICTION
xclusive State Jurisdiction — The state courts have exclusive
jurisdiction over all matters not involving exclusive Federal
jurisdiction or concurrent jurisdiction, including but not limited
to property, torts, contracts, agency, commercial transaction,
domestic matters and most crimes. hoice of Law in State Courts — A state may choose to apply
the law of another state to a case that has connections to both
states. This conflict of laws rule may vary from state to state.
conflict JURISDICTION OVER PARTIES
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