Legal Memorandum: Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Civil Actions

Issue: Under the law as applied in the U.S. Virgin Islands, under what authority does a superior court obtain jurisdiction over a civil action?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Superior court; Subject matter jurisdiction; Civil actions for damages
Jurisdiction: Federal, Virgin Islands
Cited Cases: 994 F.2d 1027
Cited Statutes: 4 V.I.C. § 76(a)
Date: 04/01/2006

The Superior Court’s subject matter jurisdiction in civil actions for damages is conferred by 4 V.I.C. § 76(a) TA l "4 V.I.C. § 76(a)" s "4 V.I.C. § 76(a)" c 2 .  See Brow v. Farrelly, 994 F.2d 1027, 1034 (3d Cir. 1993) TA l "Brow v. Farrelly, 994 F.2d 1027 (3d Cir. 1993)" s "Brow v. Farrelly (3d Cir. 1993)" c 1 .  Complaints establish whether a matter is a civil action for damages.


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