Sharp et al v. Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins on 8/30/2012. (JLC)
2012 Aug-30 PM 04:45
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
TERRY SHARP and PAULA
DOLGENCORP, LLC, et al.,
) Case No.: 2:12-CV-2682-VEH
This matter is before the court on Defendants Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp. and
Dolgencorp, LLC’s Response (Doc. 5) to the court’s Order to Show Cause (Doc. 4)
why this case should not be remanded to state court. Defendants submitted their
response on August 28, 2012, and concede that this case is factually indistinguishable
from Griffith v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, Case No. 2:12-CV-01756-VEH (N.D.Ala.
Aug. 10, 2012). (Doc. 5 at 5.) Griffith held that a plaintiff’s ambiguous response to
a discovery request regarding the value of her case failed to establish the amount-incontroversy requirement of 28 U.S.C. § 1332. In light of Griffith, Defendants have
consented to remand this case to the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama,
Bessemer Division. (Id.) Therefore, the court will remand this case to state court.
An Order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion will be separately entered.
DONE and ORDERED this the 30th day of August, 2012.
VIRGINIA EMERSON HOPKINS
United States District Judge
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