Thursday, November 5, 2009

Upcoming Supreme Court Argument: Hertz Corp. v. Friend (Tuesday 11/10)

The march of Supreme Court arguments in the civil procedure & federal courts area continues next week in Hertz Corp. v. Friend (No. 08-1107). (For our coverage of other arguments of interest this Term, see here, here, and here.)

This case presents the long-simmering question of how to determine a corporation's "principal place of business" for purposes of diversity jurisdiction. Section 1332(c), of course, deems a corporation to be a citizen of both the state where it has its principal place of business and its state of incorporation.

The Supreme Court's docket is here. For the parties' merits briefs (courtesy of the ABA), see...

There are also two amicus briefs, one on each side:

For additional information, see SCOTUSblog's preview and wiki for the case.


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