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[72 Stat. 415]
[72 Stat. 415]
PUBLIC LAW 85-000—MMMM. DD, 1958

72

STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 85-554-JULY 25, 1958

415

Public Law 85-554 AN ACT Amending the jurisdiction of district courts in civil actions with regard to the amount in controversy and diversity of citizenship. Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1331 of title 28 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "§ 1331. Federal question; amount in controversy; costs " (a) The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of all civil actions wherein the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $10,000, exclusive of interest and costs, and arises under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States. "(b) Except when express provision therefor is otherwise made in a statute of the United States, where the plaintiff is finally adjudged to be entitled to recover less than the sum or value of $10,000, computed without regard to any setoff or counterclaim to which the defendant may be adjudged to be entitled, and exclusive of interests and costs, the district court may deny costs to the plaintiff and, in addition, may impose costs on the plaintiff." SEC. 2. That section 1332 of title 28 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "§1332. Diversity of citizenship; amount in controversy; costs " (a) The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of all civil actions where the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $10,000, exclusive of interest and costs, and is betw'een— " (1) citizens of different States; "(2) citizens of a State, and foreign states or citizens or subjects thereof; and "(3) citizens of different States and in which foreign states or citizens or subjects thereof are additional parties. " (b) Except when express provision therefor is otherwise made in a statute of the United States, w'here the plaintiff who files the case originally in the Federal courts is finally adjudged to be entitled to recover less than the sum or value of $10,000, computed without regard to any setoff or counterclaim to which the defendant may be adjudged to be entitled, and exclusive of interest and costs, the district court may deny costs to the plaintiff and, in addition, may impose costs on the plaintiff. "(c) For the purposes of this section and section 1441 of this title, a corporation shall be deemed a citizen of any State by which it has been incorporated and of the State where it has its principal place of business. " (d) The word 'States', as used in this section, includes the Territories, the District of Columbia, and the Commonw^ealth of Puerto Kico." SEC. 3. This Act shall apply only in the case of actions commenced after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 4. The first two items in the chapter analysis of chapter 85, title 28, United States Code are amended to read as follows:

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Effective date,

"1331. Federal question; amount in controversy; costs. "1332. Diversity of citizenship; amount in controversy; costs."

SEC. 5. (a) Section 1445 of title 28 of the United States Code is No".^emo'^arac. amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph as follows: "°'^»j 62 Stat. 939. "(c) A civil action in any State court arising under the workmen's compensation laws of such State may not be removed to any district court of the United States." 98395-59-PT. 1-27