* * * * Kelley Mala is a citizen of the United States Virgin Islands. * * * He went for a cruise in his powerboat near St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. When his boat ran low on gas, he entered Crown Bay Marina to refuel. Mala tied the boat to one of Crown Bay’s eight fueling stations and began filling his tank with an automatic gas pump. Before walking to the cash register to buy oil, Mala asked a Crown Bay attendant to watch his boat.
1. What is “diversity of citizenship”?
2. How does the presence— or lack— of diversity of citizenship affect a lawsuit?
3. What did the court conclude with respect to the parties’ “diversity of citizenship” in this case?
4. How did the court’s conclusion affect the outcome?

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