Lisa Wong v. Boschal Lee, et al

Filing 12

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE COURT SHOULD NOT SANCTION DEFENDANTS COUNSEL by Judge Stephen V. Wilson. The Court has further reviewed the complaint filed by Defendant three years ago in state court. The complaint itself makes no mention of any fede ral question at all and the parties in this case are not diverse. The original complaint is the only document which the Court considers in determining whether a case has been properly removed. The Court orders Defendants Counsel William Stocker to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for a frivolous filing to remove the instant case from state court. Defendants Counsel has 14 days to comply with this order in writing. (yl)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION 10 CASE NO. 2:17-cv-05978-SVW-E 11 LISA WONG Plaintiffs, 12 vs. 13 14 BOSCHAL LEE, Defendant. 15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE COURT SHOULD NOT SANCTION DEFENDANT’S COUNSEL 16 The Court has further reviewed the complaint filed by Defendant three years ago in state 17 18 court. The complaint itself makes no mention of any federal question at all and the parties in this 19 case are not diverse. The original complaint is the only document which the Court considers in 20 determining whether a case has been properly removed. The Court orders Defendant’s Counsel 21 22 William Stocker to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for a frivolous filing to remove the instant case from state court. Defendant’s Counsel has 14 days to comply with this order in 23 24 writing. 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 1 The Court will hear arguments on sanctions on Monday, October 16, the same day that 2 argument is set for Plaintiff’s Motion to Remand. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED 4 5 Date: 9/12/17 6 7 8 9 ___________________________________ HON. STEPHEN V. WILSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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