Great Western Coal (kentucky), Inc. and Great Western Coal,inc., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. South Carolina Public Service Authority and Kenneth R. Ford,defendants-appellees, 951 F.2d 349 (6th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 951 F.2d 349 (6th Cir. 1991) Dec. 9, 1991

Before KENNEDY and NATHANIEL R. JONES, Circuit Judges, and CONTIE, Senior Circuit Judge.


Great Western Coal (Kentucky), Inc. and Great Western Coal, Inc. appeal the order of the District Court dismissing this action for lack of jurisdiction. The District Court held that no diversity jurisdiction exists under 28 U.S.C. § 1332 because defendants are the alter-ego of the State of South Carolina and are not citizens of the State for purposes of diversity jurisdiction.

Upon consideration of the entire record, the briefs filed herein, and oral arguments, we affirm the judgment of the District Court for the reasons stated by District Court Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. in his Memorandum filed August 28, 1991.