Question 1

John, a citizen of Florida, has filed an action in federal court in Georgia against Andrew, a citizen of Georgia, for injuries John sustained during a car accident that occurred in Georgia. Andrew lives Georgia. John seeks $60,000 in damages. After Andrew is served with the summons and complaint, he timely files an answer denying liability. The trial begins, John presents his case, Andrew presents his case, and the court hears final motions before the case is sent to the jury for their decision. Andrew then moves to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Will the court grant or deny the motion?

Question 2

Andy, a citizen of California, brings a cause of action in federal court against the LMNO Corporation, which is incorporated in California and has its principal place of business in Nevada. If the only basis for the court's subject matter jurisdiction is diversity jurisdiction, how is a court most likely to rule on a LMNO's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction?

Question 3

Andy, a citizen of California, brings a cause of action in federal court against the LMNO, L.P. (Limited Partnership). LMNO, L.P. is comprised of the following partners: Zack, who is domiciled in Virginia; Chris, who is domiciled in Alabama; Ross, who is domiciled in New Jersey; and LMNO & Co., which is incorporated in Delaware and has its principal place of business in California. Does the court have jurisdiction based on diversity of citizenship? Assume the amount in controversy is greater than $75,000.

Question 4

ABC Corp., a citizen of New Jersey, brings an action in New York state court against DEF Corp., a New York citizen, alleging that DEF Corp. owns all bookstores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and therefore, has a monopoly. ABC Corp. claims it has been injured because it has been unable to create a market for its own bookstores. DEF Corp. moves to dismiss the case on the basis of lack of subject matter jurisdiction. How is the court likely to rule?

Question 5

Greg, a citizen of Connecticut, brings an action in federal court in Rhode Island against John, a citizen of Rhode Island, seeking $90,000 in damages. Does the court have subject matter jurisdiction?

Question 6

XYZ Corp., a company that manufacturers and sells vacuums, is incorporated in Delaware. It has offices in both Wyoming and Iowa. In the office in Wyoming, there are two salespersons, some books, voice mail, and one customer service representative. In Iowa, there are 40 salespersons, the manufacturing plant, the repair facility, the customer service department, and the president's and vice president's offices. Of which state(s) is/are XYZ Corp. a citizen?

Question 7

XYZ Corp., a company that manufacturers and sells vacuums, is incorporated in Delaware and Maryland. It has offices in both Wyoming and Iowa. In the office in Wyoming, there are two salespersons, some books, voice mail, and one customer service representative. In Iowa, there are 40 salespersons, the manufacturing plant, the repair facility, the customer service department, and the president's and vice president's offices. Of which state(s) is/are XYZ Corp. a citizen?