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Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Ceglia v. Zuckerberg
Citation:772 F. Supp. 2d 453 (W.D.N.Y. 2011)
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Plaintiff sued Defendants in New York state court, claiming an 84 percent ownership interest in Facebook. Defendants removed the lawsuit to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction. Plaintiff sought to remand the lawsuit back to New York state court, claiming both he and Defendant Zuckerberg resided there. In a prior case, Zuckerberg asserted a New York domicile as of September 2004, even though he already lived in California. At the time, Zuckerberg was a 20-year-old college student who had just spent the summer in California and decided to take time off from Harvard but intended to return and live after graduation in New York near his parents. However, Zuckerberg never returned to Harvard or New York. Instead, Zuckerberg stayed in California, renting an apartment within walking distance of Facebook headquarters. In addition, Zuckerberg submitted an affidavit stating he intended to live in California indefinitely. Plaintiff countered that Zuckerberg had not established intent to live in California indefinitely, meaning his domicile legally remained in New York.
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