High Court To Weigh In On ‘Place Of Business’ Tests

Law360, New York (June 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that tackles the question of how a court should determine a company’s principal place of business when it is deciding whether a case should rightfully be heard in federal or state court.

The case, Hertz Corp. v. Friend, began as a wage-and-hour class action filed in California state court that evolved into a battle over where the case belonged: in state court, as the plaintiffs desired, or federal court, as Hertz argued.

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