Brandt Revocable Trust v. US

2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89449

 

RULE:

A corporation's citizenship will be in the state where its principal place of business is located.

FACTS:

Plaintiff, a citizen of California, filed an action in state court to stay a foreclosure of California property by defendant lender. Defendant  filed a Notice of Removal to the federal district court. The Notice of Removal alleges that the federal court had jurisdiction on the basis of complete diversity of citizenship, 28 U.S.C. § 1332 because the lender's home office was in North Dakota. 

ISSUE:

Is there diversity of citizenship between the two parties?

ANSWER:

No.

CONCLUSION:

Defendant's principal place of business was in California; therefore, the parties were not completely diverse.

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