Limited Partners and Diversity Jurisdiction: Stouffer Corp. v. Breckenridge

dc.contributor.authorNeuens, Chad M.en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorFiroz, Muhammaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T22:14:59Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T22:14:59Z
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION|Diversity jurisdiction was conferred upon federal district courts in order to protect out of state litigants against prejudice from state courts. This was accomplished by allowing suits between citizens of different states access to federal courts.|There has, however, been much disagreement over what constitutes a "citizen" for diversity purposes. A corporation, for example, has been deemed a "citizen" of its state of incorporation as well as the state where it has its principal place of business. On the other hand, unincorporated associations do not receive the same fictional citizenship that is applied to corporations. When an unincorporated association is a party to a lawsuit, the citizenship of each of the individual members must be considered in determining diversity. This treatment of unincorporated associations is the basis for the decision in Stouffer Corporation v. Breckenridge. In Stouffer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that prior United States Supreme Court and courts of appeals decisions, as well as policy reasons, mandated the inclusion of each limited partner's citizenship in a determination of whether diversity exists...en_US
dc.description.note1988-1989en_US
dc.description.pages1055en_US
dc.description.volume22
dc.identifier.citation22 Creighton L. Rev. 1055 (1988-1989)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/39789
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.time.yr1988-1989
dc.titleLimited Partners and Diversity Jurisdiction: Stouffer Corp. v. Breckenridgeen_US
dc.title.workCreighton Law Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
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