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Civil Practice – Diversity Jurisdiction – Amount in Controversy – Dismissed Claims – Employment Contract (access required)

Burkeen v. Advantage RN (Lawyers Weekly No. 003-008-16, 17 pp.) (William Osteen, J.) 1:15-cv-00420; M.D.N.C. Holding: Plaintiff now agrees that this is a simple breach of employment contract case and that her claims for punitive and treble damages should be dismissed, thus reducing the amount in controversy to $24,110.39. However, federal diversity jurisdiction is determined at ...

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