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minimal diversity

noun min·i·mal diversity \ˈmi-nə-məl-\

Legal Definition of minimal diversity

  1. :  diversity of citizenship of the parties to a lawsuit in which at least one plaintiff is a resident from a state different from at least one defendant — compare complete diversity

Additional Notes on minimal diversity

Diversity jurisdiction requires complete diversity. Statutory interpleader requires only minimal diversity between the claimants, however.


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