legal certainty test

Definition of "legal certainty test"
  1. This refers to a principle in federal civil law where a defendant's dispute to diversity jurisdiction fails if the plaintiff can prove that the required monetary value connected to the controversy is guaranteed to be achieved
How to use "legal certainty test" in a sentence
  1. In the lawsuit, with proper evidence, the plaintiff was able to clear the legal certainty test and keep the case in federal court.
  2. The application of the legal certainty test determined that the case would remain within the jurisdiction of the federal court.
  3. Through the legal certainty test, the plaintiff's evidence regarding the monetary value involved ensured the continuance of the case in the federal civil court.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z