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Hertz Corporation v. Friend – Post-Decision SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 03-01-10 featuring Brian Fitzpatrick

March 1, 2010

Brian T. Fitzpatrick

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  Hertz Corporation v. Friend - Post-Decision SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:10:53

On February 23, 2010, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Hertz Corporation v. Friend. In this case, the Court considered the definition of a corporation’s principal place of business for the purposes of determining diversity jurisdiction citizenship under 28 U.S.C. § 1332. In a 9-0 decision delivered by Justice Breyer, the Court held that a corporation’s principal place of business is "the place where a corporation’s high level officers direct, control, and coordinate the corporation’s activities, i.e. its ‘nerve center,’ which will typically be found at its corporate headquarters."

To discuss the case, we have Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Brian T. Fitzpatrick.

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Related Links

Transcript of Oral Argument – November 10, 2009 (PDF)
Opinion – February 23, 2010 (PDF)


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