United States District Court Southern District of New York
August 9, 2012
BROOKHOLLOW V, LTD, PLAINTIFF,
JURY DUTY LLC, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John G. Koeltl, District Judge:
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
The plaintiff alleges diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332. The complaint describes the plaintiff as a Cayman Islands exempt company. The complaint describes two of the defendants as limited liability companies. A limited liability corporation has the citizenship of each of its members for the purposes of diversity jurisdiction. See Handelsman v. Bedford Vill. Assocs. Ltd. P'ship, 213 F.3d 48, 51-52 (2d Cir. 2000).
The plaintiff should explain to the Court its corporate structures and should inform the Court as soon as possible whether it should be considered a limited liability corporation or partnership, and, if so, the citizenship status of its shareholders.
The LLC defendants should inform the Court as soon as possible whether they should be considered limited liability corporations, and, if so, the citizenship status of their shareholders.
The parties should also inform the Court as to whether and how the parties' responses to this Order may affect the existence of complete diversity in this case.
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