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Tag Archives: diversity jurisdiction

Attorneys: Malpractice-Federal Question-Diversity Jurisdiction

Plaintiffs appealed from the dismissal of their action against attorney defendants for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. Where plaintiffs failed to identify a federal question and where there was a lack of complete diversity between the parties, the district court properly ...

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Insurance: Duty to Defend and Indemnify-Diversity Jurisdiction-Notice of Nonrenewal

Plaintiff filed a declaratory-judgment action against defendant, its insured, seeking a ruling that it was not obligated to defend and indemnify defendant in a class-action suit against defendant. The district court ruled that the scope of plaintiff’s policy did not ...

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Civil Practice: Diversity Jurisdiction – Erie Doctrine – Negligence Claims

Perry v. Johnston; Goebel v. Johnston; McCormick v. Johnston; Ohl-Marsters v. Johnston (MLW No. 62315/Case No. 10-1676/10-1677/10-1678/10-1679 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Riley, J.)

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