Peekskill, NY asked in Personal Injury for New York

Q: How does a personal injury case get brought in federal Court?

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Mark A. Siesel
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A: The basic ways are either bringing a suit which involves a federal question or federal statute, or having a case between citizens of different states (known as a diversity case) an in which the amount being sued over exceeds $75,000. In the diversity example, it is important to remember that all plaintiffs must be from different states than all defendants to comply with the requirements of the law.

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