Supplemental jurisdiction problem set: questions

Some scenarios based on Glannon’s Examples & Explanations. Determine whether there is subject-matter jurisdiction.

  1. P (California) sues D (New York) alleging copyright infringement arising from D’s copying P’s book. P joins a claim against D for an unrelated battery arising from a dispute over some rare and valuable single-malt scotch whisky, seeking $100,000 in damages.

  2. P (California) sues D (California) alleging copyright infringement arising from D’s copying P’s book. P joins a claim against D for an unrelated battery arising from a dispute over some rare and valuable single-malt scotch whisky, seeking $100,000 in damages.

  3. P (California) sues D (California) alleging federal employment discrimination that led to her dismissal. P joins a claim for state employment discrimination arising from the same dismissal seeking $100,000 in damages.

  4. P (California) sues D (California) alleging copyright infringement. D counterclaims for unrelated battery in which P hit D.

  5. P (California) sues D (California) alleging copyright infringement. D counterclaims, alleging that P breached a license agreement that gave D the right to use P’s copyrighted work.

  6. P (California) sues D (New York) alleging battery and seeking $100,000 in medical bills and lost wages. D counterclaims, asserting battery, and saying that P started the fight.  D seeks $50,000 in medical bills and lost wages.

  7. P (California) sues D (Florida) for injuries in auto accident. Seeks $100K.  D impleads TPD (California) for entire amount.

  8. P (California) sues D (Florida) for injuries in auto accident. Seeks $100K.  D impleads TPD (Florida) for entire amount.

  9. P (California) sues D (Florida) for injuries in auto accident. Seeks $100K.  D impleads TPD (Florida) for entire amount.  P files claim against TPD for $100K from the same accident.

  10. P (California) sues D (Florida) for injuries in auto accident. Seeks $100K.  D impleads TPD (Florida) for entire amount.  P files claim against TPD for $5K from the same accident for damages to his car.

  11. All parties from Florida. P sues D1 for federal civil rights violation.  P sues D2 based on same facts under state law for state civil rights violation.  P seeks $100K against both.

  12. P (California) sues D1 (Florida) for state civil rights violation and seeks $100K. P joins a claim against D2 (Florida) for state civil rights violation and seeks $50K.

  13. P1 (California) and P2 (California) sue D (Florida) for a battery from a bar fight. P1 seeks $100K and P2 seeks $10.

  14. P1 (California) and P2 (Florida) sue D (Florida) for a battery from a bar fight. P1 seeks $100K and P2 seeks $10.

  15. P1 and P2 (both California) sue D1 and D2 (both Florida) for damages from an auto accident. P1 seeks $100K against each defendant and P2 seeks $10K against each defendant.

Posted Feb. 10, 2015