Washington Law Review


Barry E. Wolf


This comment examines the application of section 1359 to assignments and transfers which affect federal diversity jurisdiction. Throughout the following discussion, the focus is directed toward the determination of more uniform standards for the interpretation of the statute. The purpose of section 1359, from which general guidelines may be drawn, is examined in part I. Part II includes a survey of cases which have dealt with assignments and transfers to invoke or defeat federal diversity jurisdiction. Certain factors the courts have relied on, and certain rules they have developed, in attempting to answer the questions posed above will be explained, and the decisions will be evaluated in light of the guidelines established in part I.

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