Franchise Tax Board v. Construction Laborers Vacation Trust

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Franchise Tax Board v. Construction Laborers Vacation Trust
Court U.S Supreme Court
Citation 463 U.S. 1 (1983)
Date decided 1983

Rule[edit]

There must be a well-pleaded complaint.

Congress has given the lower federal courts jurisdiction to hear, originally or by removal from a state court, only those cases in which a well-pleaded complaint establishes either that federal law creates the cause of action or that the plaintiff’s right to relief necessarily depends on resolution of a substantial question of federal law.