A corporation's citizenship will be in the state where its principal place of business is located.
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.
Is there diversity of citizenship between the two parties?
Defendant's principal place of business was in California; therefore, the parties were not completely diverse.