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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Hanna v. Plumer
Citation:380 U.S. 460. 85 S.Ct. 1136, 14 L.Ed.2d 8 (1965)
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Hanna (Petitioner), a citizen of Ohio, suffered injuries in a car accident in Massachusetts allegedly caused by Louise Plumer Osgood, a Massachusetts citizen. Petitioner sued Osgood’s estate (Respondent) in the District Court for the District of Massachusetts under federal diversity jurisdiction. The Respondent moved for summary judgment because the Petitioner served the Respondent pursuant to the requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 4(d)(1) instead of Massachusetts law.
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