jurisdictional amount

noun

Legal Definition of jurisdictional amount

: the amount or value that a matter in controversy must exceed in order for the federal courts to have diversity jurisdiction

Note: The jurisdictional amount is set by statute and is currently $75,000.

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“Jurisdictional amount.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/jurisdictional%20amount. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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