Tag Archives: subject matter jurisdiction

Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction is not Lost by Voluntary Dismissal of the only Claim Conferring Jurisdiction

The Fifth Circuit has reiterated the rule that federal subject matter jurisdiction is measured at the time of removal and is not destroyed by subsequent events including the voluntary dismissal of the only claim conferring federal question jurisdiction. In GlobeRanger Corp. v. Software AG, No. 15-10121 (5th Cir. Sept. 7, 2016), the court untangled a … Continue Reading

Subject-matter Jurisdiction and Consent

After reading Combs v. Kaufman County, I can’t help but wonder if there is something missing from the Court’s opinion or if the opinion contains an error.  Nontheless, I was surprised to learn about a rarely-invoked provision of the Texas Constitution that allows parties to a suit to pick their own judge. Article V, Section … Continue Reading

Court Doesn’t Monkey Around With Exclusive Jurisdiction

A court appointing a receiver has exclusive jurisdiction over property subject to the receivership. When does the court’s exclusive jurisdiction end? The court must either relinquish its jurisdiction or order the receiver to restore the property to those entitled to it. Proper relinquishment of exclusive jurisdiction was the main issue of a recent San Antonio … Continue Reading