Is there diversity between the parties in the given cases

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1. Is there diversity between the parties in the following cases?

a. McNulty, from Ohio, sues Bunk, from Ohio, in a federal district court in Georgia.

b. Omar, from Virginia, sues McNulty (Ohio) and Bunk (Ohio).

c. Omar (Virginia) sues McNulty (Ohio) and Stringer (Montana) in a federal district court in Ohio.

d. Omar (Virginia), Stringer (Montana), and Lester (New Hampshire) sue McNulty (Ohio), Bunk (Ohio), and Bubbles (Virginia).

e. McNulty (Ohio) sues Omar (Virginia) and Greggs, an Italian citizen residing in Italy.

f. Same facts as (e), except that Greggs, still an Italian citizen, lives in Ohio.

2. McNulty (Ohio) sues Bunk (Ohio) in federal court in Ohio for damages under a federal firearms control statute. May the court hear the case?

3. Bubbles, a Virginian, decides to move to Nevada. He buys a BMW from YouBugMe Volkswagen, a Virginia dealership incorporated in Virginia, and sets off with his family for Nevada. While driving through Oklahoma, he is involved in an accident and hospitalized.

a. Two months late, while still in the hospital, Bubbles files a negligence suit against YouBugMe in an Oklahoma federal court. Does the court have diversity jurisdiction?

b. While in the hospital, Bubbles receives an offer to stay in Oklahoma and work as a detective for an oil company. He accepts and several months after beginning work sues YouBugMe in federal court. Is the suit proper?

c. Bubbles is released from the hospital after six months. The company he planned to join in Nevada has rescinded its job offer since he was unable to start work when it needed him. He still has six months of rehabilitation ahead of him in Oklahoma. After that, he plans to begin looking for a job as a detective in the oil industry, wherever one turns up. Is he diverse from YouBugMe?

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