Mendez v. Castrop et al

Filing 10

ORDER REMANDING CASE TO STATE COURT; the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over this dispute. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on April 22, 2015. (hnc)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH DIVISION JOAQUIN MENDEZ v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 2:15-CV-02057 LARRY CASTROP, and ARMSTRONG TOOL, LLC DEFENDANTS ORDER On April 14, 2015, the Court issued an order (Doc. 8) directing Defendants to correctly assert the citizenship of each party to the case in order for the Court to be able to ascertain if it could properly exercise jurisdiction. In their response (Doc. 9), Defendants inform the Court that subsequent investigation into the citizenship of Defendant Armstrong Tool, LLC revealed that a member of the LLC is a citizen of Arkansas. Defendants submit that this Court does not, in fact, have jurisdiction. Accordingly, as the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over this dispute, IT IS ORDERED that this case be REMANDED to the Circuit Court of Crawford County, Arkansas. IT IS SO ORDERED this 22nd day of April, 2015. /s/P. K. Holmes, III P.K. HOLMES, III CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

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