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Civil Practice — Diversity Jurisdiction – Amount in Controversy – Pleadings – Stipulation (access required)

Cox v. Willhite Seed, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-243-14, 6 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 1:13-cv-02893; D.S.C. Holding: Ordinarily, the damages claimed in a complaint determine the jurisdictional amount for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction; however, defendant cites to case law in support of its position that a plaintiff cannot divest a federal court of jurisdiction ...

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