legal certainty test

noun
legal cer·​tain·​ty test

Legal Definition of legal certainty test

: a rule in federal civil procedure: a defendant's challenge to diversity jurisdiction made on the basis that the amount of money involved in the controversy falls short of the jurisdictional amount will be defeated if the plaintiff provides proof that the amount is certain to be met

called also legal certainty rule, legal certainty standard

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“Legal certainty test.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/legal%20certainty%20test. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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