Executive Software of North America v. U.S. District Court Case Brief

Summary of Executive Software of North America v. U.S. District Court

Facts: A worker who was fired brought federal and state claims for discrimination and the district court remanded the state law claims.

Issue: Can a district court look beyond the express exceptions listed in section 1367 (C) in declining jurisdiction over pendant state claims?

Rule: A court can deny supplemental jurisdiction over pendant state law claims only if one of the exceptions of section 1367 (c) is satisfied.

Analysis: The district court failed to identify exceptional, compelling reasons for declining jurisdiction. The court must conclude that declining jurisdiction best accommodates the values of economy, convenience, fairness and comity.



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