Thursday, November 5, 2009
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.
Brief for Petitioner (Defendant)
Brief for Respondent (Plaintiff)
Reply Brief for Petitioner (Defendant)
There are also two amicus briefs, one on each side:
Amicus Brief Supporting Petitioner (by four organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce)