Woods v. Maserati N. Am. Inc.

The court had diversity jurisdiction over a case arising from alleged defects in a vehicle the plaintiffs purchased, which the defendant failed to repair. The plaintiffs contended that, with an offset for the vehicle’s return to the defendant, the amount in controversy wouldn’t exceed the $75,000 jurisdictional threshold. But the court held that, even if Virginia law or 4th Circuit precedent supported this theory, it wasn’t a “legal certainty” that the plaintiffs could not recover an amount above the jurisdictional threshold.

Motion to remand denied.

Woods v. Maserati N. Am. Inc., No. 3:18cv549, Oct. 16, 2018. EDVA at Richmond (Gibney).

Categories: Opinions, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia

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