Jurisdiction over the Subject Matter of the Action (Subject Matter Jurisdiction) – Supplemental Jurisdiction Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary, a citizen of Texas, files an action in federal court against Susan, a citizen of Texas, to recover $50,000 in damages. When Susan files a motion to dismiss based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction, Mary objects to the motion and claims that the court has supplemental jurisdiction over the one-count complaint. How will the court rule?
Choice 1 Deny, because the court has original jurisdiction based on diversity of citizenship.
Choice 2 Grant, because supplemental jurisdiction cannot be used unless there is at least one count over which the court has original subject matter jurisdiction.
Melissa, a citizen of Nebraska, files a complaint against Monica, a citizen of Kentucky, in federal court. Count one alleges a claim for breach of the implied warranty of fitness relating to a television Melissa purchased from Monica. Count two alleges a claim for defamation regarding a comment Monica made about Melissa regarding Melissa’s worth as a potential employee. Melissa seeks damages of $20,000 for count one, and $100,000 for count two. Over which claim(s) does the court have jurisdiction?
Choice 1 Count two, only
Choice 2 Count one, only
Choice 3 Counts one and two
Choice 4 Neither count one, nor count two
Melissa, a citizen of Nebraska, files a complaint against Monica, a citizen of Kentucky, in federal court. Count one alleges a claim for breach of the implied warranty of fitness relating to a television Melissa purchased from Monica. Count two alleges a claim for damages Melissa sustained when the defective television exploded and caused Melissa’s home to burn to the ground. Melissa seeks damages of $20,000 for count one, and $100,000 for count two. Over which claim(s) does the court have jurisdiction?
Choice 1 Count two, only
Choice 2 Count one, only
Choice 3 Counts one and two
Choice 4 Neither count one, nor count two
Melissa, a citizen of Nebraska, files a complaint against Monica, a citizen of Kentucky, in federal court. Count one alleges a claim for breach of the implied warranty of fitness relating to a television Melissa purchased from Monica. Count two alleges a claim for damages Melissa sustained when the defective television exploded and caused Melissa’s home to burn to the ground. Melissa seeks damages of $20,000 for count one, and $20,000 for count two. Over which claim(s) does the court have jurisdiction?
Choice 1 Count two, only
Choice 2 Count one, only
Choice 3 Counts one and two
Choice 4 Neither count one, nor count two

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