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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
Sheehan v. Gustafson
Citation:967 F.2d 1214 (8th Cir. 1992)
Sheehan (Plaintiff) sued Gustafson (Defendant) in Minnesota federal district court under diversity jurisdiction for breaching an oral contract involving the proceeds of the sale of a hotel. Sheehan was a citizen of Nevada, and he alleged in his complaint that Gustafson was a citizen of Minnesota. Gustafson moved to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The court granted the motion, holding that Gustafson was a citizen of Nevada, like Sheehan, and thus there was no diversity of the parties.
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