I have a hypo that is bothering me.
Let's say that X lives in SC and wants to sue (1) a SC company, (2) a GA company, and (3) a MN company. Diversity jurisdiction is out per Strawbridge. If one of the causes of action that X is going to use is a federal statute (along with other common-law state actions), then may X file in fed court under federal question?
Also, could X just file in state court even though part of his complaint will utilize federal statutes? Thanks.