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Defective suit isn’t cured by consolidation (access required)

Where the court lacked jurisdiction over a lawsuit, because there was a lack of diversity between the parties, the defect wasn’t cured by consolidation with another suit. Background In 2015, Timothy Capps entered into an independent-contractor agreement with Newmark Southern Region LLC. Issues arose, and Newmark terminated its relationship with Capps. Capps then sued Newmark, alleging eight ...