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Establishing Diversity When A Trust Is Involved

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 1:10 PM EDT) -- A recent Third Circuit opinion confirms the test of citizenship for traditional trusts for diversity purposes and highlights the importance of fully and accurately determining the citizenship of litigants. In GBForefront LP v. Forefront Management Group LLC,[1] the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that, for purposes of diversity jurisdiction, the citizenship of a traditional trust — in contrast to the citizenship of a business trust — is determined solely on the citizenship of the trustee and not on the citizenship of the...
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