Bell v. Frank Penny Law Firm, et al.

Filing 4

FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 1/26/2017 RECOMMENDING that this action be DISMISSED, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Referred to District Judge John A. Mendez. Objections due within 14 days after being served with these findings and recommendations. (Washington, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JAMES BELL, 12 13 14 15 No. 2:16-cv-3051 JAM CKD PS Plaintiff, v. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FRANK PENNY LAW FIRM, et al., Defendants. 16 17 In this action, plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, complains 18 about monies that were used from the settlement of a civil action arising out of an auto accident. 19 The complaint, however, does not allege a basis for subject matter jurisdiction in this court. 20 Plaintiff was accordingly ordered to show cause why this action should not be dismissed for lack 21 of subject matter jurisdiction. 22 Plaintiff has not filed a response to the order to show cause. There appears to be no 23 federal question subject matter jurisdiction. Diversity jurisdiction is also lacking because the 24 parties are not diverse. 25 26 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. 27 These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge 28 assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days 1 1 after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written 2 objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned 3 “Objections to Magistrate Judge’s Findings and Recommendations.” Failure to file objections 4 within the specified time may waive the right to appeal the District Court’s order. Martinez v. 5 Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991). 6 Dated: January 26, 2017 _____________________________________ CAROLYN K. DELANEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 4 bell3051.nosmj.57 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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