pendent jurisdiction
pendent jurisdiction see jurisdiction

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

pendent jurisdiction
n.
Discretionary jurisdiction by a federal court over a state law claim that arises out of the same matter that simultaneously creates a federal claim.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


pendent jurisdiction
In federal procedure, a federal court's right to decide a claim it would not ordinarily have a right to decide, because that claim arises out of the same incident as a claim that is properly before the court. Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, and they generally don't have the right to decide issues of state law between residents of the same state. If, however, a plaintiff sued and alleged both federal and state law claims, the federal court could decide the state law claims under the doctrine of pendent jurisdiction.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


pendent jurisdiction
The discretionary power of a federal court to permit the assertion of a related state law claim, along with a federal claim between the same parties, properly before the court, provided that the federal claim and the state law claim derive from the same set of facts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


pendent jurisdiction
The discretionary power of a federal court to permit the assertion of a related state law claim, along with a federal claim between the same parties, properly before the court, provided that the federal claim and the state law claim derive from the same set of facts.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

pendent jurisdiction
n.
   in federal procedure, the policy that allows a federal court to decide a legal question normally tried in state courts because it is based on the same facts as a lawsuit which is under federal court jurisdiction. (It also may be spelled: pendant

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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