During the past 51 years, federal courts have used a hodgepodge of tests to determine a corporation's "principal place of business." The U.S. Supreme Court today, for the first time, will consider what is the correct test in a case involving Hertz employees who claim the company violated California's wage-and-hour laws. What the Supreme Court decides, in effect, will determine the battlefields on which class action and other litigation involving multistate corporations will be fought.
Home Court Showdown at the Supreme Court
The National Law Journal
November 10, 2009