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5 Sample Questions

Which document typically initiates a lawsuit in federal court?

  • A. Summary Judgment Brief
  • B. Affidavit of the Plaintiff
  • C. The 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss
  • D. The Complaint

A plaintiff files a complaint in federal court which includes a short and plain statement showing that he is entitled to relief and a demand for $50,000.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant violated federal antitrust law.  If the complaint is dismissed, which of the following is the most likely reason?

  • A. The amount in controversy is less than $75,000.
  • B. The amount is controversy is greater than $75,000.
  • C. The Court lacks personal jurisdiction over the defendant.
  • D. The Courts lacks personal jurisdiction over the plaintiff.

Following a vehicle accident in which a truck collided with her car, Patty, who resides in State A, sues Daring Delivery Company, which is headquartered and incorporated in State B.  The lawsuit alleges $80,000 in damages.  Patty sues Daring in State B’s trial level State Court.  Which of the following is true?

  • A. The State B trial court may transfer the case to State B’s federal district court.
  • B. Daring Delivery Company may remove the case to State B’s federal district court based on diversity.
  • C. Patty may remove the case to State A’s federal district court.
  • D. None of the above.

Which of the following is NOT true regarding the scope of discoverable information pursuant to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

  • A. Discoverable information is limited to admissible evidence that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense.
  • B. Discoverable information includes non-privileged information that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case.
  • C. Discoverable information may be limited by court order.
  • D. Discoverable information includes electronically stored information that is reasonably accessible.

Perry is injured by a Dunking coffee shop’s employee who carelessly spills hot coffee on Perry’s hand.  The injury causes over $150,000 in injuries.  Perry sues Dunking in federal court but does not sue the employee.  The employee is a citizen of New York as is Perry.  On a motion by Dunking to dismiss the case for failure to join a necessary and indispensable party the Court should:

  • A. grant the motion because the employee is both necessary and indispensable.
  • B. deny the motion because the employee is not necessary to the action.
  • C. grant the motion, provided Dunking can demonstrate that the employee is aware of information that is relevant to a defense in the case.
  • D. deny the motion, provided Perry can prove that the employee no longer works for Dunking.

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This quiz will test your knowledge of pleading requirements, subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and other topics tested on law school and bar examinations.You can contact the author of the quiz at [email protected]  Also, please visit the USLawEssentials blog.If you need tutoring for a JD or LLM course, or for help with your Bar preparation, please get in touch.