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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services
Citation:545 U.S. 546 (2005)
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Exxon dealers filed a class action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp., based on diversity of citizenship. The dealers alleged that Exxon Mobil engaged in scheme to overcharge them for fuel purchases. After the Exxon dealers obtained a jury verdict, the district court certified the case for review of whether supplemental jurisdiction could be exercised over the claims of class members who did not meet the jurisdictional minimum amount in controversy for diversity jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals upheld the exercise of supplemental jurisdiction. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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