ALLEGATION OF JURISDICTION
(a) Jurisdiction founded on diversity of citizenship and amount.
Plaintiff is a (citizen of the State of ______________) or (corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of _______________ having its principal place of business in the State of ________________) and defendant is a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of __________________ having its principal place of business in a State other than the State of
______________. The matter in controversy exceeds, exclusive of interest and
costs, the sum of fifty thousand dollars.
(b) Jurisdiction founded on the existence of a Federal question.
The action arises under (the Constitution of the United States, Article _________, Section _________); (the _________Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Section _________); (the Act of _________, _________Stat. _________; U.S.C., Title _________, S
_________); (the Treaty of the United States [describe the treaty])
as hereinafter more fully appears.
(c) Jurisdiction founded on the existence of a question arising under particular statutes.
The action arises under the Act of ____, _____ Stat. _____; U.S.C., Title _____, Sec. _____, as hereinafter more fully appears.
(d) Jurisdiction founded on the admiralty or maritime character of the claim.
This is a case of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, as hereinafter more fully appears. (If the pleader wishes to invoke the distinctively maritime procedures referred to in Rule 9(h), add the following or its substantial equivalent: This is an admiralty or maritime claim within the
meaning of Rule 9(h).)
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