Refusing to reconfigure acase to create diversity jurisdiction, a federal judge has dismissed athree-year old action that had already gone to trial.

Southern District Judge ShiraA. Scheindlin found that several options presented by the defendants toreconfigure the parties in Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. v. ExcessInsurance Co. Ltd., 95 Civ 10970, would “strain the U.S. Supreme Court’sguidelines on diversity jurisdiction.”

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