High Court Eyes Statute, Practicality In Hertz HQ Case

Law360, New York (November 10, 2009, 7:07 PM EST) -- Both congressional intent and corporate pragmatism have been put under the microscope by the U.S. Supreme Court, as justices on Tuesday grilled attorneys in a dispute over how courts should weigh a corporation's headquarters when determining its principal place of business.

Justices probed the reasons for a multicircuit split and debated what Congress had in mind in the 1958 statute that allows corporations to remove a case from state to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction.

“The justices were obviously wrestling with this interesting question of...
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