Travis v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company
ORDER finding that this Court does have jurisdiction over this matter, and the case may move forward. Travis should file her response to Stewart's motion for summary judgment by May 7, 2012. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 5/1/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
STEWART TITLE GUARANTY
COMPANY, a Texas Insurance
Corporation Domesticated Within
The State of Arkansas
The Court appreciates the parties' briefs on jurisdiction. Stewart's
annual statement makes it clear that its "nerve center" is in Texas. That is
where its books and records are primarily kept; and that is where its main
administrative offices are located. The Court is therefore satisfied that it has
jurisdiction to hear this case.
Travis argues thatStewart "is a Texas insurance company, domesticated
within the state of Arkansas under the name Stewart Title of Arkansas,
LLC[.]" Document No. 15, at 2. Travis has sued Stewart Title Guaranty
Company, not Stewart Title of Arkansas LLC. And it does not appear, as
Travis seems to suggest, that they are one in the same: a search of the
Secretary of State's records indicates that these are separate entities.
On this record, the Court concludes that it has jurisdiction and that this
case may move forward. 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Travis should therefore file her
response to Stewart's motion for summary judgment, Document No.5, by 7
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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