Allegation of Residency Is Not An Allegation of Citizenship = Case Dismissed


Saylor v. Boyd, Dist. Court, SD Illinois 2012 – Google Scholar.

 

This is an old lesson, but one worth remembering.  The plaintiff must allege diversity jurisdiction by alleging the citizenship of the plaintiff and the defendant.  Residency is not citizenship.  This lesson appears again and again in the federal jurisprudence, but some plaintiffs do not seem to learn it.

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