Civil Procedure Keyed to Field
Nelson v. Keefer
A husband, wife, and son (Plaintiffs) filed personal injury lawsuits in federal court, claiming jurisdiction under diversity of citizenship. The claims were joined. In a pretrial hearing the judge determined that the facts alleged by the Plaintiffs did not meet the amount in controversy requirement for any one of their claims. The claims were dismissed from federal court and Plaintiffs appealed, claiming that the dismissal pretrial violated their right to a jury trial.
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