The Estate of Geraldine H Borchardt v. BMO Harris Bank NA
ORDER signed by Judge Lynn Adelman on 3/22/13 that within ten days of the date of this order, defendant must provide me with information regarding the citizenship of the decedent. (cc: all counsel)(dm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
THE ESTATE OF GERALDINE H.
BORCHARDT, by and through her personal
representative, LENORA M. BRUSKI,
Case No. 13-C-0293
BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., as successor by
merger to M&I MARSHALL & ILSLEY
Defendant has filed a notice of removal and asserts that federal subject matter
jurisdiction exists under 28 U.S.C. § 1332. The plaintiff is the personal representative of
an estate of a decedent and is therefore deemed a citizen of the same state as the
decedent. 28 U.S.C. § 1332(c)(2). The notice of removal alleges that the decedent was
a “resident” of Wisconsin. (Notice of Removal ¶ 5.) However, residence and citizenship
are not synonyms, and it is the latter that matters for purposes of diversity jurisdiction.
See, e.g., Meyerson v. Harrah’s East Chicago Casino, 299 F.3d 616, 617 (7th Cir. 2002).
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that, within ten days of the date of this order, the
defendant must provide me with information regarding the citizenship of the decedent so
that I may ensure that I have jurisdiction over this matter.
Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this 22nd day of March, 2013.
s/ Lynn Adelman