Melinda L Daire v. Roger Mason et al
ORDER DISMISSING ACTION FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION by Judge Stephen V. Wilson, (See document for further details.) (rla)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. CV 13-00973 SVW (AN)
ORDER DISMISSING ACTION FOR
LACK OF JURISDICTION
14 ROGER MASON, et al.,
On February 11, 2013, plaintiff Melinda Daire commenced this action by filing her
19 pro se complaint alleging claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress, abuse of
20 process, civil conspiracy and fraud. (Complt. at 1.)
"Federal courts are always under an independent obligation to examine their own
22 jurisdiction, . . . and a federal court may not entertain an action over which it has no
23 jurisdiction." Hernandez v. Campbell, 204 F.3d 861, 865 (9th Cir. 2000) (per curiam;
24 citations and quotations omitted). "If the court determines at any time that it lacks subject25
matter jurisdiction, the court must dismiss the action." Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(h)(3).
Consequently, "[a] court may raise the question of subject matter jurisdiction, sua
27 sponte, at any time during the pendency of the action[.]" Snell v. Cleveland, Inc., 316 F.3d
822, 826 (9th Cir. 2002); see also Scholastic Entm 't, Inc. v. Fox Entm 't Group, Inc., 336
1 F.3d 982, 985 (9th Cir. 2003) ("While a party is entitled to notice and an opportunity to
respond when a court contemplates dismissing a claim on the merits, it is not so when the
dismissal is for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.") (citations omitted).
This Court lacks jurisdiction over Plaintiffs complaint because it fails to set forth any
5 specific facts that remotely establish this Court has diversity or federal question jurisdiction.
6 At best, the vague and conclusory allegations only raise non-cognizable state tort claims.
Accordingly, for the foregoing reasons, the Court finds it lacks subject matter
8 jurisdiction. Therefore, the complaint is dismissed.
DATED: June 4, 2013
STEPHEN V. WILSON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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