Virginia Surety Insurance Company v. RSUI Indemnity Company, et al

Filing 8

ORDER, by 5/22/09, Plaintiff shall file an amended complaint properly alleging federal subject matter jurisdiction, or this case will be dismissed without prejudice for lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction; the amended complaint shall not include fictitiously-named defendants unless Plaintiff shows cause to allow them. Signed by Judge James A Teilborg on 5/7/09. (REW, )

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WO IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Virginia Surety Insurance Company, Plaintiff, vs. RSUI Indemnity Company, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 09-928-PHX-JAT ORDER "Inquiring whether the court has jurisdiction is a federal judge's first duty in every case." Belleville Catering Co. v. Champaign Market Place, L.L.C., 350 F.3d 691, 693 (7th Cir. 2003). In this case, the complaint fails to sufficiently plead jurisdiction. See 28 U.S.C. 1332; Industrial Tectonics v. Aero Alloy, 912 F.2d 1090, 1092 (9th Cir. 1990) (a corporation is a citizen of every state in which it is incorporated and the state where it has its principal place of business).1 Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that by May 22, 2009, Plaintiff shall file an amended complaint properly alleging federal subject matter jurisdiction, or this case will be dismissed without prejudice for lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction. The words "do business" "write insurance" and "resides" do not plead state of incorporation or principal place of business. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the amended complaint shall not include fictitiously-named defendants unless Plaintiff shows cause to allow them. See Craig v. U.S., 413 F.2d 854, 856 (9th Cir. 1969). DATED this 7th day of May, 2009. -2-

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