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Judge Oetken Explains “Overly Technical,” “Form Over Function” Rules for Citizenship of Trusts in Diversity Cases

In an opinion today, Judge Oetken, addressing a question that is unresolved in the Second Court, agreed with a prior opinion of Judge Nathan and ruled that the citizenship of a trust for diversity purposes depends in part on whether the case is brought in the name of the trust itself or in the name of … Continue Reading