diversity jurisdiction

Definition of "diversity jurisdiction"
  1. The authority federal courts have to settle civil disputes between citizens of different states, or a foreign country citizen, provided the damages sought exceed a set amount
How to use "diversity jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The federal court exercised its diversity jurisdiction in the business dispute between the New York and Texas companies.
  2. In the case, diversity jurisdiction was applicable as the damages sought crossed the threshold.
  3. Despite originating from different states, the case could not benefit from diversity jurisdiction as it involved domestic relations.

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