Thompson v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company et al
ORDER - The Notice of Removal failing to sufficiently plead jurisdiction, IT IS ORDERED that by December 23, 2013, Defendant shall file an amended noticeof removal properly alleging federal subject matter jurisdiction, or this case will be remanded for lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction. Signed by Senior Judge James A Teilborg on 12/9/13. (TLB)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
William U. Thompson,
No. CV 13-2437-PHX-JAT
“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 notice of removal fails to sufficiently plead jurisdiction. See 28
U.S.C. § 1332(c)(1); Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 559 U.S. 77, 80, 92-93 (2010) (discussing the
citizenship of a corporation).
IT IS ORDERED that by December 23, 2013, Defendant shall file an amended notice
of removal properly alleging federal subject matter jurisdiction, or this case will be remanded
for lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction.
DATED this 9th day of December, 2013.
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