Plaintiff commenced an action against M&T Bank arguing that a state
court judgment of foreclosure should be invalidated because it was obtained by fraudulent means. We moved to dismiss the action for want of jurisdiction. The District Court granted the motion. In affirming the dismissal, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals credited the firm's arguments that plaintiff was unable to demonstrate through record evidence that complete diversity amongst the parties existed or that the complaint presented a federal question on which to base jurisdiction.
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