Saadeh v. Farouki

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Saadeh v. Farouki, 107 F.3d 52 (D.C. Cir. 1997), was a case decided in the D.C. Circuit that espoused a narrow reading of 28 U.S.C. §1332(a) in order to limit federal diversity jurisdiction.

Factual background[edit]

Saadeh, a Greek citizen living in Maryland, sued Farouki, a Jordanian citizen with permanent resident status in Maryland, over an unpaid debt in federal court, the district court found for Saadeh, and Farouki appealed on the merits.

Decision[edit]

The court reversed the judgment, citing that the lower federal court lacked jurisdiction because of a lack of diversity, the court reasoned that 28 U.S.C. §1332(a) was not intended to allow federal jurisdiction over a suit between two non-citizens.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeazell, C. Civil Procedure, 7th Edition. Apsen Publishers, New York, NY, 2008.