Mayo v. Eggleston et al (JOINT ASSIGN)(MAG+)
ORDERED as follows: 1) Plf Andrea Eggleston Mayo's 7 objection is OVERRULED; 2) The 6 Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is ADOPTED; and 3) This action is REMANDED to the Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama, for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. Signed by Chief Judge William Keith Watkins on 7/24/2017. (Copy mailed to Houston County Circuit Clerk) (wcl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ANDREA EGGLESTON MAYO,
EGGLESTON, DANA HORN
EGGLESTON, JOHN CALVIN
WHITE, AMY SHUMATE, J.
MICHAEL CONWAY, DENISE
B. CLEVELAND, LORI
COLLIER INGRAM, and KALIA
CASE NO. 1:17-CV-334-WKW
Before the court is the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (Doc. # 6) to
which Plaintiff Andrea Eggleston Mayo has filed objections (Doc. # 7). The court
has conducted an independent and de novo review of those portions of the
Recommendation to which objection is made. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b).
In her objection, Ms. Mayo argues the merits of her case, claiming that she is
entitled to relief. In so doing, she misses the thrust of the Recommendation: that her
case is due to be remanded because 28 U.S.C. § 1441 only authorizes removal by
state-court defendants. Because Ms. Mayo is designated as the plaintiff in the
underlying state-court action, the Magistrate Judge properly recommended that this
case be remanded.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED as follows:
Plaintiff Andrea Eggleston Mayo’s objection (Doc. # 7) is
The Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (Doc. # 6) is
This action is REMANDED to the Circuit Court of Houston County,
Alabama, for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.
A final judgment will be entered separately.
DONE this 24th day of July, 2017.
/s/ W. Keith Watkins
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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