Claim for Injunctive Relief Has Value in Determining the Amount in Controversy for Diversity Jurisdiction

When you are filing a complaint to federal court, or removing one to federal court, the value of a claim for injunctive relief can be included in determining whether the $75,000 amount in controversy required for diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §1332(a) is met. Today in JTH Tax. Inc. v...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Setting Damage Limitations

WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Mealey's) Courts must calculate the amount in controversy in class suits rather than focus on the amount being sought by a class representative in deciding in which jurisdiction a class complaint belongs, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles...