The plaintiffs, local officers of a union, sued to enjoin the national officers of the union from interfering with plaintiffs' union duties. Because the original complaint failed to show diversity of citizenship as a basis for federal jurisdiction, plaintiffs sought by amendment to substitute five nonresident members of the union as parties plaintiff and to change the action to a class suit. Held, the court had the power to permit such an amendment but, in the exercise of its discretion, it would not do so here. National Maritime Union of America v. Curran, (D.C. N.Y. 1949) 87 F. Supp. 423.
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FEDERAL COURTS-SUBSTITUTION OF PARTIES BY AMENDMENT UNDER THE FEDERAL RULES TO CORRECT A JURISDICTIONAL DEFECT,
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