Marisela Vega v. The Coca-Cola Company et al

Filing 8

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Judge Dean D. Pregerson :Defendant is ordered to file a brief, not to exceed ten pages, by Monday, June 10, 2013 showing a non speculative reason why this action should not be remanded for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Defendant shall also deliver a courtesy copy to chambers. (lc). Modified on 5/31/2013. (lc).

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1 2 O 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 MARISELA VEGA, an individual, 12 Plaintiff, 13 v. 14 15 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, a Delaware corporation, 16 Defendant. ___________________________ ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. CV 13-00983 DDP (AGRx) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY 17 18 Defendant is ordered to show cause why this action should not 19 be remanded for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. 20 removed this employment action to this court on the basis of 21 diversity jurisdiction. 22 controversy is based upon a speculative projection of $79,000 in 23 lost wages at the time of a hypothetical future trial date. 24 (Notice of Removal at 6-8.) 25 Plaintiff’s alleged lost wages totaled less than $16,000. 26 therefore not clear to the court that the amount in controversy in 27 this matter exceeds $75,000, as is required to establish diversity 28 jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Defendant Defendant’s calculation of the amount in At the time of removal, however, It is 1 Accordingly, Defendant is ordered to file a brief, not to 2 exceed ten pages, by Monday, June 10, 2013 showing a non- 3 speculative reason why this action should not be remanded for lack 4 of subject matter jurisdiction. 5 courtesy copy to chambers, Room 244-J, Second Floor, 312 N. Spring 6 Street, Los Angeles. 7 this Order will be deemed consent to remand of this action. Defendant shall also deliver a Failure to file a brief in accordance with 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 11 12 Dated: May 31, 2013 DEAN D. PREGERSON United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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