Erin Jessica Eiler v. Avera McKennan Hospital, et al


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Diana E. Murphy, Steven M. Colloton and Raymond W. Gruender (UNPUBLISHED) [4486037] [16-1979]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 16-1979 ___________________________ Erin Jessica Eiler, lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant, v. Avera McKennan Hospital; Treating Medical Personnel, lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants - Appellees. ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the District of South Dakota - Sioux Falls ____________ Submitted: December 27, 2016 Filed: January 4, 2017 [Unpublished] ____________ Before COLLOTON, MURPHY, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Erin Eiler appeals the district court’s1 dismissal of her pro se complaint alleging medical malpractice, libel, and slander. Upon careful review, we find no 1 The Honorable Lawrence L. Piersol, United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota. Appellate Case: 16-1979 Page: 1 Date Filed: 01/04/2017 Entry ID: 4486037 basis for reversal because, among other reasons, we agree with the district court that it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1); Key Med. Supply, Inc. v. Burwell, 764 F.3d 955, 961 (8th Cir. 2014) (de novo review), as Eiler did not raise a question of federal law or cite to a federal statute, see 28 U.S.C. § 1331, and did not allege an amount in controversy sufficient for diversity jurisdiction, see 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ -2- Appellate Case: 16-1979 Page: 2 Date Filed: 01/04/2017 Entry ID: 4486037

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