If someone is injured in their home state and wants to sue a company based in another state (but doing business in the first state) for $300,000, where should the case be brought to? Plaintiff's state's court, firm's headquarter's state court, federal court? What factors would influence the decision?
The case should be filed at the federal court. This case does qualify for Federal Court Jurisdiction because it meets the requrements for Diversity of Citizenship. The federal court is less busy and will be able to handle the case sooner, leaving the defendant less time to prepare. They also give bigger rewards and have more favorable verdicts.