April 6, 2010
Partner Michael C. Lynch was interviewed for the "GC Agenda," a summary of major issues for general counsel in Practical Law The Journal (April 2010).
The dispute resolution section focused on the "principal places of business" as determined by the recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Hertz Corp. v. Friend. The article summarized the high court's ruling: For diversity jurisdiction a corporation's principal place of business is its "nerve center."
This is where executives direct, control and coordinate corporate activities and may differ from where the company is incorporated or where it does most of its business.