minimal diversity


min·​i·​mal 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.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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