Civil Procedure Tip of the Week: Subjecting You to Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Post authored by Kenny Matuszewski

Under federal question jurisdiction, a federal court is able to gain subject-matter jurisdiction if the complaint alleges a violation of the Constitution, federal law or a treaty to which the United States is a party. For example, if your case is about patent or copyright infringement, or a civil rights violation under § 1983, then you will have subject matter jurisdiction in federal court under federal question jurisdiction.



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