Seventh Circuit Maneuvers a Jurisdictional Puzzle Box About Whether a Chinese Defendant May Be a Partnership, Corporation, or Foreign State for Diversity Purposes

In Yancheng Shanda Yuanfeng Equity Investment Partner v. Wan, No. 22-1199 (7th Cir. Jan. 31, 2023), the Seventh Circuit hits a jurisdictional snag with how to determine the citizenship of a “hybrid” entity with characteristics of a partnership, a corporation, and a foreign state, each of which commands different treatment under the diversity jurisdiction statute,Continue reading “Seventh Circuit Maneuvers a Jurisdictional Puzzle Box About Whether a Chinese Defendant May Be a Partnership, Corporation, or Foreign State for Diversity Purposes”

Fed. R. Civ. P. 27 Pre-Filing Deposition Is Not a Vehicle for Jurisdictional Discovery, Holds Seventh Circuit

In Qin v. Deslongchamps, No. 21-1873 (7th Cir. Apr. 14, 2022), the Seventh Circuit affirms the denial of a petition to take a Fed. R. Civ. P. 27 deposition of a member of a limited liability corporation (LLC) to ascertain their citizenship before filing a diversity suit in federal court. For federal diversity purposes, LLCsContinue reading “Fed. R. Civ. P. 27 Pre-Filing Deposition Is Not a Vehicle for Jurisdictional Discovery, Holds Seventh Circuit”