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Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Mastercard International, Inc. v. Visa International Services Ass’n, Inc.
Citation:471 F.3d 377 (2d Cir. 2006)
Mastercard (Plaintiff) sued Federation Internationale de Football Association (Defendant) for breach of contract. Plaintiff argued that Defendant breached the contract’s first right to acquire after offering exclusive sponsorship rights for all of Defendant’s World Cup competitions to Visa, and moved for a preliminary injunction. Visa argued that it was a necessary and indispensable party under Rule 19(a) and that the case should be dismissed because joinder would defeat diversity jurisdiction.
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