Diversity Of Citizenship Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Diversity Of Citizenship, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Diversity Of Citizenship?

n. A case is placed under federal court jurisdiction because the opposing parties in a lawsuit are citizens of different states or of a foreign country. This includes corporations that are incorporated or doing business in different states and is pursuant to Article III, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and the federal Judicial Code if the controversial amount is over $10,000.