minimal diversity

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

Legal Definition of minimal diversity

: 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

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

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“Minimal diversity.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/minimal%20diversity. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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