diversity jurisdiction

noun

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • US Law

Definitions of diversity jurisdiction

  • (US) a type of subject-matter jurisdiction in US civil procedure in which a United States district court hears a civil case involving parties that are diverse in citizenship, either because they are citizens of different states or non-US citizens; such actions are also available to corporations and other institutions.

    If so, does it permit a district court to abstain from exercising diversity jurisdiction over a tort action for damages?

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