JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Traffic Stream (BVI) Infrastructure Ltd., 536 U.S. 88 (2002)

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK v. TRAFFIC STREAM (BVI)

INFRASTRUCTURE LTD. Opinion of the Court

III

Because our opinion accords with the positions taken by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the BVI, and the United States, the case presents no issue of deference that may be due to the various interested governments. It is enough to hold that the United Kingdom's retention and exercise of authority over the BVI renders BVI citizens, both natural and juridic, "citizens or subjects" of the United Kingdom under 28 U. S. C. 1332(a). We therefore reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeals.

It is so ordered.

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