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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
Hertz Corp. v. Friend
Citation:559 U.S. 77 (2010)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Friend (Plaintiff) and other individuals filed a lawsuit against their employer, Hertz Corp. (Defendant), in California state court for violating the state’s wage and hour laws. Hertz filed a motion to remove the case to federal court, claiming that the company and the plaintiffs were from different states, meeting the requirements of diversity jurisdiction. In opposition, the plaintiffs argued that Hertz was domiciled in California because most of its revenue came from the state and because the majority of its business activities were conducted there. Thus, the plaintiffs argued, the requirements of diversity jurisdiction were not met.
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