Federal Jurisdiction—State of Citizenship for a Trust

Americold Logistics, LLC v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 14-1382

Federal courts have diversity jurisdiction only when the plaintiffs and defendants are completely diverse. In many circumstances, identifying the citizenship of the parties is straightforward. But the lower courts are divided as to how to identify the citizenship of a trust. Some courts look to the citizenship of the trustees; others look to the citizenship of the beneficiaries. The Court is set to resolve the dispute in Americold Logistics.