jurisdictional amount

jurisdictional amount

n. the range between the minimum and maximum amount of money or value in dispute in a lawsuit (generally based on the amount demanded in the lawsuit), which determines which court has jurisdiction to try the case. Example: in California, municipal courts have jurisdiction up to $25,000, superior courts have jurisdiction over that sum, and small claims courts (an alternative to formal municipal court filing) have a maximum jurisdictional amount of $5,000. Federal jurisdiction commences at the $10,000 level, if the lawsuit fits other federal requirements. (See: jurisdiction)

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'Valdez and Napoles hypothesize in their respective demurrers that the jurisdictional amount of P50,000,000.00 for the crime of plunder to prosper was not established by the prosecution,' the resolution penned by Associate Justice Maria Theresa Mendoza-Arcega said.
Subjects covered include diversity of citizenship, jurisdictional amount, supplemental jurisdiction, removal law, and venue.
One dropped the increase in jurisdictional amount to $25,000 and another required periodic review by the Office of the State Courts Administrator on whether that limit should be raised.
219, 301 (1973) ("Each plaintiff in a Rule 23(b)(3) class action must satisfy the jurisdictional amount, and any plaintiff who does not must be dismissed from the case--one plaintiff may not ride on another's coattails.").
(52) The standard for determining whether the jurisdictional amount in controversy requirement is met has been long established: unless recovery of an amount exceeding the jurisdictional minimum is legally impossible, the case belongs in federal court.
Unfortunately, this may be the only opportunity for this court to correct the law in our circuit." He went on to argue that "a defendant seeking removal under CAFA need only allege the jurisdictional amount in its notice of removal and must prove that amount only if the plaintiff challenges the allegation."
"For example, we routinely see attempts to get around CAFAs provision for federal jurisdiction for 100-plaintiff mass-action , by doing things like splitting cases up into batches of 70, 80, or 90 plaintiffs, even though they are identical cases, or attempts to stipulate to less than the $5 million jurisdictional amount to try to prevent CAFA removal, which the Supreme Court rejected in Standard Fire v.
jurisdictional amount, the plaintiff must be able to show that, as a
For example, class action lawyers often claimed that no class member sought the jurisdictional amount required for federal jurisdiction.
(14) Still yet, some circuits will uphold jurisdiction because the original claim was for more than the minimum jurisdictional amount of $75,000.
(39) The context was almost always a dispute about jurisdictional amount upon removal.
* Improve treatment of mass actions involving over 100 claimants by changing the jurisdictional amount, with federal jurisdiction existing only over those persons whose claims satisfy the normal diversity jurisdictional amount requirement for individual actions under current law ($75,000) and expand the "single sudden accident" exception so federal jurisdiction shall not exist over mass actions in which all claims arise from any "event or occurrence" that happened in the state where the action was filed and that allegedly resulted in injuries in that state or in a contiguous state.