Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests / Unserved defendant destroys diversity jurisdiction (access required)

Unserved defendant destroys diversity jurisdiction (access required)

Because one of the defendants is alleged to be a resident of Virginia, as is the plaintiff, the case could not be removed to federal court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction, even if the Virginia defendant has not yet been served. As a result, the court remanded the personal injury suit to state court. Background Bessie ...