Monday, June 8, 2009
Cert Granted in Jurisdiction Case
The Supreme Court granted cert today in Hertz v. Friend,
No. 08-1107. The question presented is what test applies for purposes of determining a corporation's principal
place of business for diversity jurisdiction citizenship under 28
U.S.C. § 1332: the "place of
operations test" or the "nerve center" test, where the corporation does
substantially more business in one state compared to others? (From BNA Law Week's Supreme Court Today).