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Civil Procedure Fall 2014

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Wetzel

As you read Liberty Mutual, note the ways in which the Court treats federal appellate jurisdiction as a question that resembles or involves subject matter jurisdiction. Among other similarities, you may notice that: (1) courts may raise the issue sua sponte and (2) parties may not waive such jurisdictional requirements.

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Wetzel