H.R.5440 - Federal Courts Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2006

To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Federal Courts Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Federal Courts Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2006 - Amends the federal judicial code with respect to jurisdictional rules and the amount in controversy in civil litigation concerning: (1) denial of district court original jurisdiction of an action between a citizen of a state and a resi

Official Summary

Federal Courts Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2006 - Amends the federal judicial code with respect to jurisdictional rules and the amount in controversy in civil litigation concerning:
(1) denial of district court original jurisdiction of an action between a citizen of a state and a resident alien domiciled in the same state;
(2) citizenship rules for corporations and insurance companies with foreign contacts;
(4) removal procedures for civil and criminal actions and summary remand;
(5) indexing of the amount in controversy; and
(6) the use of declarations to specify damages.

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