Sealey v. Branch Banking and Trust Company

Filing 23

ORDERED that: (1) Plf's 22 objections are OVERRULED; (2) The 19 Recommendation is ADOPTED; and (3) Plf's 4 Motion to Remand is DENIED. Signed by Chief Judge William Keith Watkins on 7/25/2016. (wcl, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHERN DIVISION MELVIN LEWIS SEALEY, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, v. BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST CO., Defendant. CASE NO. 2:15-CV-837-WKW ORDER On July 8, 2016, the Magistrate Judge filed a Recommendation (Doc. # 19) to which Plaintiff timely filed objections (Doc. # 22). The court has conducted an independent and de novo review of those portions of the Recommendation to which objections are made, see 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). In the Recommendation, the Magistrate Judge determined that Defendant properly removed this action from state court based on diversity jurisdiction. Plaintiff’s objections do not address the propriety of removal or the finding that the court has diversity jurisdiction. The court concludes that the objections are without merit and that the Magistrate Judge’s Recommendation is due to be adopted. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that: (1) Plaintiff’s objections (Doc. # 22) are OVERRULED; (2) The Recommendation (Doc. # 19) is ADOPTED; and (3) Plaintiff’s Motion to Remand (Doc. # 4) is DENIED. DONE this 25th day of July, 2016. /s/ W. Keith Watkins CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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