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Court Finds Amount In Controversy ‘One Penny Short’ Of Federal Jurisdictional Minimum

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In an opinion released Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Freeland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., No. 10-3038 (6th Cir. Feb. 4, 2011), concluded that the insurance coverage lawsuit was “one penny short” of the minimum amount in controversy for federal jurisdiction: 

This insurance coverage case arises out of a tragic car accident. Despite the resources that have been invested in litigating this action, we must dismiss it to start anew in state court because the amount in controversy is one penny short of our jurisdictional minimum.

For more, see this post at the Volokh Conspiracy.