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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 7.1 - Disclosure Statement

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1)

LR 7.1-1 Disclosure Statement

In diversity actions, any party that is a limited liability corporation (L.L.C.), a limited liability partnership (L.L.P.), or a partnership must, in the disclosure statement required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1, list those states from which the owners/members/partners of the L.L.C., L.L.P., or partnership are citizens.  If any owner/member/partner of the L.L.C., L.L.P., or partnership is another L.L.C., L.L.P., or partnership, then the disclosure statement must also list those states from which the owners/members/partners of the L.L.C., L.L.P., or partnership are citizens.

Practice Tip
The certification requirements of LR 7.1-1 are broader than those established in Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1.  The Ninth Circuit has held that, "like a partnership, an LLC is a citizen of every state of which its owners/members/partners are citizens." Johnson v. Columbia Properties Anchorage, LP, 437 F.3d 894, 899 (9th Cir. 2006).  Early state citizenship disclosure will help address jurisdictional issues.  Therefore, the disclosure must identify each and every state for which any owner/member/partner is a citizen.  The disclosure does not need to include names of any owner/member/partner, nor does it need to indicate the number of owners/members/partners from any particular state.
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